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PREFACE. 



IN compiling the present volume, the author feels a deep sense 
of appreciation and gratitude to the late Rev. J. H. H. 
DeMille for the extensive researches made and the data col- 
lected by him concerning the Mead family, not only in this 
country, but also abroad, from which he has secured much 
valuable information, especially the genealogy, in the compila- 
tion of which the Rev. Mr. DeMille spent upwards of twenty 
years of his life, and this volume is published to perpetuate 
his memory among the different members of the family. 

The author has also made reference to the History of the 
Norman People, published by King & Co., London, England ; 
History of Essex County, England, by Thomas Wright, Esq., 
of Trinity College, Cambridge, England ; Old Colonial Records 
at Fairfield, Connecticut ; History of Dorchester, Massachusetts ; 
Huntington's History of Stamford, Connecticut ; Mead's History 
of Greenwich, Connecticut ; Colonial Records of the New Haven 
Colony ; Trumbull* s Colonial Records of Connecticut ; Hoadley's 
Colonial Records of Connecticut ; Hurd's History of Fairfield 
County, Connecticut ; Beer*s History of Fairfield County, Con- 
necticut; Military and Naval Service of Connecticut Men, by 
Johnson ; Scharf's History of Westchester County, New York ; 
Bolton's History of Westcluster County, New York ; Larned's 
History for Ready Reference ; History of Crawford County, 

Pennsylvania ; Colonial and Revolutionary articles published 

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iv Preface. 

in the GreenwtcA GrapAic, Greenwich, Connecticut (i 897-1898), 
and the Tribune-Republican^ Meadville, Pennsylvania (in 1888); 
publications of the New York Historical Society ; publications 
authorized by the General Assemblies of the States of Connect- 
icut, New York, Vermont, and Pennsylvania ; New York in the 
Revolutionary War, by the Board of Regents of the State of 
New York, and by the Hon. Jas. A. Roberts, Comptroller ; His- 
tory of the Tenth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, by 
Brevet Brigadier-General John L. Otis ; Old Churches, Ministers, 
and Families of Virginia, by Bishop Meade ; HugKs American 
Ancestry, and Burke's Armory ; and has made extensive re- 
searches himself at the State Library at Hartford, Connecticut ; 
Greenwich Library, Greenwich, Connecticut; the Astor and 
Lenox Libraries, and the Historical Society, New York City. 
He is especially indebted to the secretaries of the Society of 
Colonial Wars, and the Sons of the Revolution, for the many 
courtesies extended and valuable data furnished by them. 

In collecting data for the present volume the author has in 
every instance selected the most reliable authorities and the 
best authenticated records and has endeavored to set forth a 
true statement of the facts as they existed in early days ; but as 
there exists among the different branches of the family various 
traditions as to the progenitor of the family in this country and 
his immediate descendants, and as those traditions are at vari- 
ance with historical facts, it is to be hoped that the family will 
not be too severe in their criticisms on learning that many of 
those traditions are mere fiction. 

New York, November 12, igoi. 



CONTENTS. 



CBAPTSR PAGE 

Preface iii 

I. — The Family in England i 

II. — The Family in New England 7 

III. — The Family in Greenwich 14 

IV. — The Family in New York State — Dutchess, Sara- 
toga, Westchester, Chenango, Warren, and St. 

Lawrence Counties 26 

V. — The Family in Vermont and St. Lawrence County, 

New York 32 

VI. — The Family in Pennsylvania 35 

VII. — The Family in Military and Civil Affairs during 

THE Colonial Period 46 

VIII. — The Revolutionary War 57 

IX.— The War of 1812 87 

X. — The War with Mexico, 1846-1848 .... 94 

XI.— The Civil War, 1861-1865 96 

XII. — The Spanish- American War, 1898 . .114 

XIII. — In Memoriam 116 

Genealogy 123 

Index to History 456 

Index to Intermarriages 466 



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS. 



FAGB 

Coat of Arms Frontispiece 

Old House at Indian Field 14 

Old Tavern, Ebenezer Mead Landlord in 1696 . . 18 

The First Brick House in Greenwich . • 5^ 
The House in which Captain Sylvanus Mead was Shot 

BY Cowboys 58 

Old Homestead of Benjamin Mead (2) .... 60 

Residence of the Late Colonel Thomas A. Mead . . 69 

General Putnam's Ride 71 

Tracy House 73 

Put's Hill in 1895 84 

Major-General Ebenezer Mead 91 

Residence of Milo Mead 94 

Major Daniel M. Mead 99 

Captain Thomas R. Mead 100 

Dr. Darius Mead 116 



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ERRATA 

Edward A., page 97, should be Edward N. 

John B. T., Lieutenant, page 98, should be Adjutant. 

General Plaister, page 105, should be Plaisted. 

Colonel Shafter, page 107, should be Shaffer. 

Insert March, third line, page 123. 

Northfield, page 128, should be North Fairfield. 

*Jared, page 267, should be *Jared. 

Grace Cornell, page 394, should be Cornwall. 



HISTORY OF THE MEAD FAMILY. 



CHAPTER I. 

THE FAMILY IN ENGLAND. 

THE very earliest traces of the Mead family are to be found 
in a history of The Norman People^ and their Existing Des- 
cendants in the British Dominions and the United States of 
America published by King & Co., London, England, in 1874, 
in which its author has carefully traced the pedigrees of many 
of the English people, whose ancestry has heretofore been 
unauthenticated, and in many cases may have been founded on 
mere invention, but which now seems to be established beyond 
question. From that volume it appears that the name Mead is 
the English form of the Norman " de Prato,*' and to say that a 
family is Norman is nearly equivalent to saying that it is 
amongst the oldest of the old, and noblest of the noble. 

In 1180-119S there is to be found in the ancient Norman re- 
cords the names of William, Robert, Matilda, Roger, and Reg- 
inald de Prato, and in 1 198 the names of Richard and Robert 
de Prato. In 1199, Essex, England, occurs the name of Roger 
de Prato, and the same year also that of Walter de Prato in 
Hertford, England, and in 1272 those of Stephen and Peter de 
Prato, England. 

Hervey de Prato, in 1200, in Normandy, was King John's 



2 The Mead Family. 

" faithful knight/* and the custody of Rouen Castle was given 
to his brother. 

The Norman " de Prato " was translated into the English, 
Mead, Meade, Mede, Meads. 

The first of the Meade family who came originally from ^ 
Somersetshire, into County Essex, in the reign of King Henry 
VI., and settled at Elmdon, according to the history of County 
Essex, was Thomas Meade, Esq. His son, Thomas Meade, 
Sergeant-at-Law in 1567, and constituted one of the Judges of 
the King's Bench, February 3, 1 578, purchased Wendon Lofts, in 
whose family it continued for several generations, until it was 
sold by the coheiresses of John Meade, Esq., to Richard Cham- 
berlain, Esq., of London, Sheriff of Sussex, in 1722. He also 
owned the Manors of Elmdonbury Hall, Dagworths, and Moun- 
teneys, from whom it passed into the family of Bendish. 
Thomas Meade, of Elmdon, also had Reginald, who settled at 
Elmdon, and a second Thomas seated at Crishall, and two 
daughters. 

Thomas Meade, of Wendon Lofts, married Joan Clamp, 
of Huntingdon, a widow, by whom he had Thomas, Robert, 
and Matthew, of whom the last two were never married. The 
father died in 1585, but this estate does not appear in the in- 
quisition taken on that occasion. It, however, was in the 
possession of Sir Thomas Meade, the first son, at the time of 
his decease in 1617, who had holden it under Robert, Earl of 
Sussex. He had also large estates in Arkesden and Elmdon. 
He married Bridget, daughter of Sir John Brograve, Knight, 
of Hertfordshire, by whom he had Thomas, who died before 
him, John, Charles, George, Robert, and five daughters. He was 
succeeded, on his decease, by his eldest surviving son. Sir John 
Meade, Knight, who by Katharine, his lady, had Thomas, his 
successor, and two daughters. Thomas Meade, Esq., married 
Margaret, only daughter and heiress of Debney of Norfolk, by 



The Family in England. 3 

whom he had nine children. His successor was John, his eldest 
son, who, by his wife Jane, daughter of William Wardour, Esq., 
had John, who died an infant, Jane, who married John Whaley, 
merchant, of London, and Margaret, the wife of William 
Pytches, of Crishall. 

In the chancel of the parish church at Elmdon, there is an 
ancient and magnificent monument erected to the memory of 
Thomas Meade, Esq., Justice of the King's Bench, by his most 
faithful wife, Joan, which informs us that he died in May, 1585. 

In 1 546, Edward Elrington and Humphrey, conveyed the 
Manor of Cristhall Grange to Edward Meade, Esq., and on his 
decease in 1577, he was succeeded by his son and heir, John 
Meade. The estate afterwards belonged to John Smith, Esq., 
of Upton. 

The Manor of Great Easton was conveyed to John Meade, 
of Henham (family first mentioned in 1422), by William Fitch, 
and in his family it continued until the failure of heirs male, on 
the decease of John Meade of London, merchant, who died in 
1689, and of his daughters Anne, in 1758, aged 87, and Eliza- 
beth in 1761, aged 85. They had previously sold to Henry, 
the youngest brother of their father, the estate of Button Hill. 
Of the three sons of John Meade, of Henham, John, Robert, 
and George, the last had Nortofts, in Finchingfield, who kept 
his first court there in April, 1593. John succeeded his father 
on his decease in 1602, having married Ellen, daughter of Nich- 
olas Colin, of Broxted, by whom he had Thomas of Henham, 
whose son John was of Matching, John, to whom he gave But- 
ton Hill, also Robert and William ; he died in 1614. John of 
Button Hill, his second son, married Jane, daughter of John 
Glascock of Rowell, by whom he had his son and heir, John 
Mead, Gent, (final " e " omitted), who married Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter and coheiress of Robert Samford of Chapel, by whom he 
had fourteen children of whom there survived him, on his 



4 The Mead Family. 

death, John, Robert, Philip, William, Elizabeth, Anne, and 
Esther. 

George Meade of Nortofts, married Dorothy, daughter of Sir 
Thomas Wendy, Knight, of Haslingfield, ii^ Cambridgeshire, 
by whom he had John, and Elizabeth, wijfe of Sir Samuel 
Brown, one of the Justices of the Common Pleas. Besides the 
Manor of Nortofts, and one messuage, called Sculpius, a parcel 
of the said Manor, he had other estates in the parish, of which, 
by his will dated the 24th day of March, 1629, he devised to his 
wife Dorothy, a part during her life in recompense of her 
dower or jointure, and the remainder to his son and his wife. 
He died April 3, 1629, and was buried in the chancel of the 
church. 

On the north wall of Marlborough church. County Leicester, 
on a monument of black marble, with the coat of arms, a chev- 
ron between three pelicans, appears the following inscription : 

** Near this place is interred the body of James 
Mead with his forefathers, Esquires. 
Also the body of Henry, son of James Mead. 
He married Ann, daughter of William Croft, 
of Peckleton, Esq. 

Also the body of William, son of Henry Mead, 
who married Elizabeth, daughter of Charnell 
Petty of Tetsworth, in Oxfordshire, Esquire. 
Also the body of Charnell, son of William 
Mead, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
William Hewitt, of Stretton, Esquire. 
Also the body of William, son of Charnell 
Mead, who married Susannah, daughter of 
Matthew Floyer, of Heints, in Staffordshire, 
Esquire. 

Also the body of William, son of William 
Mead, who married Elizabeth, daughter of 
Edward Wilson, Rector of Milston, with an 
infant." 

Many distinguished individuals have been in the Mead 
family of England, among them the Rev. Matthew Mead and 



The Family in England. 5 

his son, Dr. Richard Mead. The former was a celebrated 
non-conformist divine in the reign of Charles I. He was 
descended from a reputable family of Buckinghamshire, where 
he was born in 1629. Of his early life no account is preserved. 
He was a most sterling and eminent man, of strong concen- 
trative powers of mind, and an independent thinker. He 
went in 1658 to Holland, returned in 1674, built a church in 
Stepney, and died there October 16, 1699. 

His son, Dr. Richard Mead, was born at Stepney, August 
II, 1673. He received his early education in Rome, under his 
father, and a private tutor, Mr. John Nesbit. In 1688 he was 
placed under the care of Mr. Thomas Singleton, and in the 
following year under the celebrated Graevius, at Utrecht. He 
took up the study of the classics and philosophy, and in 1692 
removed to Leyden, where he remained three years, devoting 
himself to the study of medicine, and where he was cotemporary 
with Boerhave, then a student. In the year 1695, having com- 
pleted the usual course of study at Leyden, he, in company 
with his brother Samuel and others, travelled in Italy, and 
while at Florence, had the good fortune to discover the 
mensa isiaca which for many years had been given up as 
lost. He took the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and 
Physics at Padua, August 16, 1695, and then visited Naples and 
Rome, and returned to England about midsummer, 1696. 
He settled at Stepney, in the house where he was born. 

In 1702 Dr. Mead came before the public as an author, 
by the publication of his Mechanical Account of Poisons. 
This work was received with great interest, and at once 
established his reputation. He was elected Fellow of the 
Royal Society in 1704, one of the Council in 1706, and Vice- 
President in 1707. On May 5, 1703, he was elected Physician 
to St. Thomas's Hospital, and removed from Stepney to 
Crutched Friars, and afterwards to Austin Friars. 



6 The Mead Family. 

On December 7, 1707, the University of Oxford conferred 
on him the degree of Doctor of Medicine, and he thereafter 
presented himself for examination before the Censors' Board 
of the College of Physicians, underwent the usual examina- 
tions, and was admitted a Candidate, June 25, 1708, and a Fel- 
low, April 9, 1710. He was Censor 1716, 1719, and 1724, and 
Harweian Orator in 1723. 

After the accession of George II. Dr. Mead was appointed 
Physician in ordinary to the King, an office he continued to 
hold until his death, February 16, 1754. He was buried in the 
Temple Church, and a monument has been erected to his 
memory in Westminster Abbey. 

Dr. Mead was married twice. By his first wife, Ruth 
Marshe, he had eight children. One of his daughters was 
married to Sir Edward Wilmot, Bart., an eminent physician. 
His second wife was Anne, daughter of Sir Rowland Alston, 
Bart. 

COAT OF ARMS. 

The coat of arms is thus described : Sa. a chev. betw. three 
pelicans or. vuln. gu. 

Explanation : 

Sa., the color is sable, /. e., black. 

Chev., a chevron represented as two rafters of a house 
joined together and descending in the form of a pair of 
compasses to the extremities of the shield. 

Or., signifies gold, and in engraving is represented by small 
dots. 

Three pelicans vuln. gu., i. e,y wounding themselves, ac- 
cording to the old tradition that the pelican picked its 
own breast to nourish its young. 

Crest, an eagle displayed. 

Motto : Semper Paratus — Always Ready. 



CHAPTER II. 

THE FAMILY IN NEW ENGLAND. 

IN 1635 there arrived in Massachusetts many ships with 
passengers from England, and among those arrivals is found 
the name of Goodman Mead (called Gabriel Mead), who was 
bom in 1587, and died March 12, 1666, aged 79 years. He was 
probably married twice, his second wife being Johanna, the 
daughter of James Bates. The latter was born in 1582, and 
died in 1655. He sailed from Lydd, County Kent, England, 
in the ship Elizabeth Captain Stagg, in April 1635, and it is 
supposed his son-in-law, Goodman Mead, was in the same ves- 
sel. Richard Bates (son) lived at Lydd, in County Kent, 
England, from whence the family is supposed to have come. 

Gabriel (or Goodman) Mead left surviving him his widow, 
Johanna, and the following children: Israel, born in 1637, 
David, Lydia, Experience, Sarah, and Patience. 

Recent researches seem to indicate that William Mead^ 
the ancestor of the Fairfield County and the Greenwich, 
Connecticut, Meads, was a brother of Gabriel (or Goodman) 
Mead, and that they both came from England on the same 
ship, Elizabeth^ April, 1635 ; furthermore, the coats of arms 
of the two are identical. 

Goodman Mead remained in Massachusetts and is the ances- 
tor of the Massachusetts Meads. William^ however, followed 
the tide of emigration, which at that time was toward the 

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8 The Mead Family. 

Connecticut Valley. The first English settlement of Connect- 
icut was made at Windsor in October, 1633, and another 
settlement was made at Wethersfield soon after where 
William probably first settled, and in 1641, he removed to Stam- 
ford with several others from Wethersfield. 

On the 1 8th day of July, 1640, Captain Daniel Patrick and 
Robert Feaks, as agents for the New Haven Colony, landed on 
Greenwich Point which the Indians called " Monakewego," and 
purchased from them that part of Petuquapaen lying between 
the Asamuck and the Patomuck Rivers, as described by the 
following deed : 

Wee Amogerone, Sachem of Asamuck, and Rammatthone, 
Nawhorone, Sachems of Patomuck, have sould unto Robert 
Feaks and Daniell Patricke all theire rights and interests in all 
ye severall lands betwene Asamuck River and Patomuck, which 
Patomuck is a littel river which divideth ye bounds betwene 
Capt. Turner's Perchase and this, except ye neck by ye Indians 
called Monakewego, by us Elizabeth Neck, which neck is ye 
peticaler perchace of Elizabeth Feaks, ye sd Robt Feaks his 
wife, to be hers and her heaires or assigns, forever, or else to 
be at ye disposal of ye aforementioned purchasers forever, to 
them and theire heaires, executors or assigns, and theye to en- 
joy all rivers. Islands, and ye severall naturall adjuncts of all 
ye forementioned places, neigther shall ye Indians fish within 
a mille of aney english ware, nor invite nor permit aney other 
indians to sett down in ye forementioned lands ; in considera- 
tion of which lands ye forementioned purchasers are to give 
unto ye above named sachems twentie five coates, whereof 
theye have reserved eleven in part payment ; to witness all 
which, theye have hereunto sett theire hands this 18 July 1640. 



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Keofferam hath sould all his right in ye above sd to Jeflere 
Ferris. 
Witness : 

Richard Williams 
Angell Heusted. 

They immediately located on a portion of the property and 
proceeded to form a settlement. 

The Captain Turner referred to in the above deed is the 
party who, as agent for the New Haven Colony, first purchased 
from the Indians on the first day of July, 1640, lands now lying 
in the Town of Stamford. This tract was afterwards sold, No- 
vember fourth of the same year, to Andrew Ward and Robert 
Coe, representatives of about twenty-two families of Wethers- 
field, but the first settlement of Stamford was not commenced 
by them until the spring of 1641, or nearly a year after Captain 
Patrick and Robert Peaks had settled at Old Greenwich (now 
Sound Beach), and among the first forty-two land proprietors 



lo The Mead Family. 

of Stamford, Connecticut, we find the name of William Mead. 
The following is a copy of the entry in the Stamford Town 
Records : 

Dec. 7, 1641, William Mayd (Mead) received from the 
Town of Stamford, a homelot and five acres of land. 

This William was the ancestor of the Mead family of 
Fairfield County, Connecticut, although family tradition de- 
clares that John was, also of eastern New York, western Ver- 
mont, and Meadville, Pennsylvania. There is record of three 
children, but there probably were four, including a son who 
died in 1658. They were as follows : 

JOSEPH, b. in 1630, married Dec. 4, 1654, Mary Brown of 
Stamford, d. May 3, 1690. He was the ancestor of 
the Ridgefield and North Fairfield County Meads, 
and had Zachariah, Joseph, Daniel, Elisha, Richard, 
and Mary. 

MARTHA, b. about 1632, who married John Richardson 
of Stamford. No further traces have been found. 

JOHN (i), b. about 1634, who married Hannah Potter of 
Stamford, probably in 1657, d. February 5, 1699. He 
was the ancestor of the Greenwich Meads, and had 
John (2), Joseph, Hannah, Ebenezer, Joriathan, David, 
Benjamin, Nathaniel, Samuel, Abigail, and Mary. 

Tradition in the family also declares that Joseph died young, 
or if he lived, went South, and became the progenitor of the 
Virginia " Meade Family.** Researches, however, prove the 
facts to be different. The Virginia Meades are in no wise 
connected with the Connecticut Meads, but are descended 
from Andrew Meade (anciently written Meagh), born in County 
Kerry, Ireland, in the latter part of the seventeenth century. 
He came to this country about 1728 and settled in Nansemond 
County, Virginia, where he died in 1745.* Colonel Richard 
Kidder Meade, Revolutionary soldier, served on General 

* Old Churches^ Ministers^ and Families of Virginia^ by Bishop Meade, of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia. 



The Family in New England. 1 1 

Washington's staff ; Rt. Rev. William Meade, D.D., late Bishop 
of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia, and Richard 
Kidder Meade (2), of Petersburg, Virginia, Member of Con- 
gress, 1847 ^o 1^53' ^^^ of ^h^s I^^^* 

The following record of some of the proceedings of the Court 
of Magistrates held at New Haven, shows that both William 
and his two sons, Joseph and John, settled here long before 
1660, which is declared by family tradition to be the date of 
their settlement. 

1654, October 18. Joseph Mead of Stamford, testifies 
on behalf of his sister Martha, the wife of John 
Richardson. 

1656, May 26. John Mead, of Stamford, enters an action 
of ye case against Richard Law, of Stamford. 

1656, May 26. Richard Law, of Stamford, complained of 
John Mead, of Stamford. 

1656, May 26. Jno. Waterbury complained of John 
Mead. 

1657, March 25. Joseph Mead, of Stamford, again a 
witness. 

1657, March 27. A Petition from John Mead was pre- 
sented desiring the Court to remitt the fine of ten 
pounds laide upon him last year. 

1657, March 27. A Petition from William Mead, on 
behalf of John Richardson (his son-in-law), was pre- 
sented, desiring the Court that the fine of ten pounds 
laide upon him be abated. 

The two sons, Joseph and John, in the spring of 1657 removed 
to Hempstead, Long Island (several families from Stamford 
having formed the first settlement there in 1644), where the 
following records further show that Joseph did not die young. 

1658. Joseph Mead, 3 milch cows, taxes 41 proportion. 
1658. John Mead, 2 milch cows, taxes 19^ proportion. 

1658. Joseph Mead, was Assistant Justice of Hemp- 
stead. 

1659, February 3. The Town of Hempstead paid Joseph 
Mead nine shillings for a voyage from Stamford to 



12 The Mead Family. 

Fairfield to see about procuring a minister, with 
letters from Hempstead to the Rev. Mr. Wakeman. 

From the last entry taken from the Records of the Town of 
Hempstead^ it will be seen that Joseph returned to Stamford 
during the latter part of the year 1658, or the early part of 
1659, otherwise his expenses would probably have been paid 
from Hempstead to Fairfield, instead of Stamford to Fairfield ; 
moreover we find in the court records of the New Haven 
Colony : 

1659, May 25. Joseph Mead, of Stamford, a witness. 

1660, October 15. Joseph Mead, of Stamford, a witness, 
and from testimony given by him in Court, it appears 
that he was bom in 1630. 

1660, October 17. Joseph Mead, of Stamford, appeared 
as Attorney for Abraham Frost. 

1662. Joseph Mead, Richard Hardey, who was the 
father-in-law of John Mead (2), and others, declared 
to be freemen of the Colony of Connecticut by the 
Assembly, and Mr. Gould was authorized " to guie 
them ye oath of freedom, at ye next Court in Fairfield." 

Joseph, however, finally located permanently in Greenwich 
soon after his brother John bought land there in 1660. 
He was representative from Greenwich in the Colonial 
Assembly, 1669-1671. In the year 1672, we find among the list 
{Greenwich Town Records) of the first twenty-seven pro- 
prietors of Horseneck (Greenwich) the name of Joseph Mead. 
He died in Greenwich on the third day of May, 1690, sixty years 
of age, as appears from " Petition of ye widow and children of 
Joseph Mead, of Greenwich, who died without will May 3, 
1690. Said petition is made by ye advise of our louving 
Unckle, John Mead, Sr." The petition was signed by Joseph 
Mead, Daniel Mead, Elisha Mead, and Mary Mead (her mark). 
He left children as follows : Zachariah, Joseph, Daniel, Elisha, 
Richard, and Mary. 

Family tradition also declares that John^ a son of Dr. 



The Family in New England. 13 

Richard Mead, settled in Greenwich in 1642, and was the 
progenitor of the Greenwich Meads, but reference to preced- 
ing pages of this volume shows how absurd this assertion is, 
and from which it will be seen that Dr. Richard Mead was not 
bom until 1673, long after the traditional John is alleged to 
have settled in Greenwich, Connecticut. 



CHAPTER III. 

THE FAMILY IN GREENWICH. 

OF William^ the ancestor of all the Fairfield County 
Meads, very little concerning him, except that already 
mentioned, has been found. His wife died in Stamford, 
September i6, 1657. No record of his death has as yet been 
found. 

John (i) removed from Hempstead, Long Island, to Old 
Greenwich (now Sound Beach) in 1660, and purchased land 
from Richerd Crab, October 26th, as will appear from the fol- 
lowing deed as given on the town records : 

These presents witnesseth an agreement made betwene 
Richerd Crab, of Grenwich, on ye one side, and John Mead, of 
Heamstead, on Long Island, on ye other side, viz. : Ye said 
Richerd Crab hath sould unto ye sd John Mead all his houses 
and Lands, yt sd Richerd Crab hath in Grenwich with all ye 
Apurtenances, Rights, & Privileges, & Conveniences, yt Doth 
belong unto ye sd houses & Lands, or shall here after belong 
unto them, viz.: ye house yt Richerd Crab liveth in, ye house 
yt Thomas Stu dwell liveth in, with ye Bame yt is on ye side 
of ye hye waye ; also ye home lott yt ye house stands on, 
being bounded with a fence lying about them on ye north- 
west, against ye house lott ; also Eightene Acres of Land in 
Elizabeth neck, more or less, being bounded by ye sea on ye 
east and southeast, and a fence on ye west, northwest, and ye 
north. 

Also ye Rig, with 5 acres of Meadow lying in it, more or 
less ; ye rig being bounded by ye Sea on ye southeast, william 
low on ye east, and ye fence on ye northwest, & north ye hye 
waye & hethcut*s & angell Heusteds on ye west ; also 3 acres 
of meadow in ye long meadow, & i acre of meadow by Ferris, 
bounded by Jeff ere Ferris land on ye southeast, and ye cove 

14 



The Family in Greenwich. 15 

on ye west and northwest; also 5 acres of meadow in 
myanos neck, all ye above spesiffied I do hereby acknoledge 
to have sould unto ye above sd John Mead, his heaires and 
asignes, fully and freely to be possest forever, and for ye quiet 
and full performance hereof, I have hereunto subscribed my 
hand, anno 1660, October 26 Daye. 

RicHERD Crab. 



Adam Mott, ) Witnesses 
Robt. Williams, j witnesses. 



John Mead (i) married Hannah, daughter of William Potter 
of Stamford. Her father afterwards owned Shippan Point, and 
through her he received a considerable amount of property. 

The following anecdote, which has been preserved by tra- 
dition, shows his character : One day when he was quite an 
old man, as he was going for his grist on horseback to the mill 
at Dumpling Pond, before he reached the Mianus River he 
overtook an old Quaker jogging slowly along, loaded with a 
heavy budget. In a real spirit of kindness he offered to take 
the Quaker's load upon his horse, and thus give him a lift on 
his journey. " No," replied the Quaker, " thee don't get my 
bundle, for I can read men's thoughts. Thee wants to get my 
bundle, and then thee '11 run off. Thee don't get my bundle." 
*' Very well," was the simple reply, and so they went slowly on 
together. At last they came to the brink of the Mianus River. 
Here the Quaker was really in trouble. How to cross a river, 
two or three feet deep, dry shod, was quite a puzzle. But he 
gladly accepted a second offer of assistance from the horseman. 
The bundle was mounted in front, John in the middle, and the 
Quaker behind. Arriving at the centre of the river, in pretend- 
ing to adjust his stirrup John caught the Quaker by the heel 
and gave him a gratuitous bath. Such treatment was too much, 
even for Quaker forbearance, and the victim, with his hands 
full of pebbles, would have taken summary vengeance, had not 
the other party threatened to put the bundle under a similar 



1 6 The Mead Family. 

course of treatment. This threat, and the lecture following it, 
gradually cooled off the Quaker's anger. John informed him 
that all had been done for his good, to teach him a lesson. 
And the lecturer said he hoped the stranger would never again 
profess to read men's thoughts. " For," said he, " I asked you 
to ride, kindly in the first place, when you refused ; but at the 
second time of asking, I really intended to do as I have just 
done." So saying, and tossing the bundle back, he rode on, 
leaving his companion to apply the moral as he thought best. 

In 1670 John Mead (i) was propounded for a freeman of 
Greenwich by the Assembly, and was a member of the As- 
sembly in 1679, 1680, and 1686. 

The first settlement of the Town of Greenwich, as has been 
previously stated, was made at Elizabeth Neck (now Sound 
Beach), but about the year 1672 a number of persons, mostly 
living in the town, though some were from other colonies than 
Connecticut, purchased from the few Indians then living about 
the western part of the town, Miosehasseky (Horseneck), now 
Greenwich Borough. These purchasers were twenty-seven, and 
were styled the " 27 proprietors of 1672." On the list as it 
appears in the Greenwich Town Records are found among the 
twenty-seven the names of 

Joseph Mead, and John Mead (i). 

In 168 1 took place the earliest marriage that is recorded, al- 
though others must have preceded it, by the Rev. Jeremiah 
Peck, John Mead (2) to Miss Ruth Hardey, daughter of Rich- 
ard Hardey. 

In 1687 John Mead (2) was elected constable, then the most 
remunerative as well as the most important office in the gift of 
the townsmen. 

On the list of legal voters at Horseneck for the year 1688, 
are found the following names : 



The Family in Greenwich. 17 

Joseph Mead John Mead (i) 

Ebenezer Mead John Mead (2) 

Jonathan Mead Joseph Mead, John Mead's son 

Joseph Mead, Joseph Mead's son. 

A little previous to this time, however, about 1686, the In- 
dians sold almost their last acre of land in the town to Ebene- 
zer Mead (i). These lands were at the mouth of the Mianus 
River, on its western bank, and the original deed is now in the 
possession of the Hon. Whitman S. Mead, who resides on a part 
of the property, it having remained in the family ever since its 
purchase from the Indians. In 1691 it was voted to have a 
new meeting-house, and John Mead (i), John Mead (2), and 
others, were appointed a committee to procure materials and 
build the house. It was finally built upon a small rise of 
ground, northwest of the old burying-ground at Old Greenwich 
(Sound Beach), near where the present First Congregational 
Church now stands. 

In 1693, May 12, occurred the death of John Mead (2), the 
acting constable, which was deeply lamented by the people. 
They called an extra town meeting, and passed resolutions de- 
ploring the loss of so estimable an officer and citizen. He was 
the grandson of the first settler, only about thirty-five years of 
age, and left surviving him, his widow and four children, as 
follows : John (3), Jonathan, Nathan, and Elizabeth. John (3) 
remained in Horseneck ; Jonathan died in 171 2, without issue, 
and Nathan settled at Amenia, Dutchess County, New York. 

The tax list for the Town of Greenwich for the years 1694 
and 1695 contains the following names, besides many others : 

1. s. d. 

Benjamin Mead 87 o o 

Ruth Mead, widow of John Mead (2). 22 10 o 

Daniel Mead 42 o o 

Zachariah Mead 30 o o 

Ebenezer Mead 103 10 o 

Joseph Mead, the tanner 45 10 o 



1 8 The Mead Family. 

Jonathan Mead 45 o o 

Nathaniel Mead 30 o o 

Elisha Mead 38 o o 

Samuel Mead 87 10 o 

Joseph Mead, not the tanner 25 o o 

In 1696 Ebenezer Mead was appointed by the town to keep 
** a place of publik entertainment for man and beast." The old 
tavern stood on the same site for nearly two hundred years, and 
has a history linked with Colonial and Revolutionary Wars. 
Many a thrilling episode occurred around its doors and with- 
in its quaint rooms. One night during colonial days, when 
some of the frivolous young people of the colony were hold- 
ing a dance in the house, a besieging party of Puritans broke 
open the front door and drove them out like cattle, and the 
merry-makers retired in confusion. Jumping out of windows 
helter-skelter, they scattered in every direction before the clubs 
and invectives of the sad faced Puritans. It was here also dur- 
ing the early days of the French and Indian War that a com- 
pany of young men were surprised by a press-gang, and 
several of them forced into the service. 

The old tavern was built as were dwellings of those days. The 
laths were split with an axe from oak, and the nails were made 
by the village blacksmith. There was an immense wine closet 
in the cellar, where the choicest wines and liquors were kept 
that gladdened the hearts of ye travellers as well as ye soldiers. 

General Putnam quaffed many a glass of Medford rum *t is 
said here, and frequently held conferences within its rooms with 
his fellow officers of the Revolution. It was a common thing 
for the soldiers, tories, and cowboys, to ride up to the east 
window — there was no fence about the lot — and gracefully 
stoop while on their horses and catch the welcome cup hastily 
handed by ye genial landlord, who gave them ye latest news 
of ye doings of ye British hereabouts, in answer to their hur- 
ried questions. 



The Family in Greenwich. 19 

When Governor Tryon made his raid, February 26, 1779, he 
made his quarters at this old tavern, then kept by Henry Mead, 
and while he was waiting for his dinner a patriot crept slyly 
into an adjoining orchard and fired a ball through the clap- 
boards, which whistled close by Governor Tryon*s head and 
struck the mantel-piece, from which it rebounded upon the 
floor. This startled Tryon so much that he, without waiting 
for his dinner, gave immediate orders for a retreat. 

An old Hessian sabre was found in the house about fifty 
years ago, and when it was torn down in July, 1886, to make 
room for the present Presbyterian Church, a number of relics 
were found. A board was disclosed near the big chimney, 
on which the name of Reuben Mead and the figures 1741 
were printed in charcoal, and under the fireplace was uncov- 
ered another board, on which was a score, drawn with char- 
coal, of apples, potatoes, and whiskey. No doubt it was the 
account of ye jolly landlord with some of his neighbors. An 
English penny, dated 1701, a piece of blue cloth with brass 
buttons, a pair of Indian moccasins, a long old-fashioned fire 
shovel, a big brass strainer, and some other things were also 
found. Relic hunters watched the old tavern as it fell, piece 
by piece, and took away shingles and nails. 

In 1699, February 5, occurred the death of John Mead (i) 
probably in his sixty-sixth year. He had been a prominent 
citizen, respected by all not only for his even temperament^ 
but also for his energy and decision of character. The follow- 
ing are his children : 

John (2), Joseph, Hannah, Ebenezer, Jonathan, David, Ben- 
jamin, Nathaniel, Samuel, Abigail, and Mary. He left two 
wills, both dated the sixteenth day of March, 1696. One de- 
vising his real property to his sons is recorded in the office of 
the Town Clerk of Greenwich, Connecticut, and the other 
making bequests of personal property to all his children is 



20 The Mead Family. 

recorded in the Fairfield Probate Records. Both of these are 
curiosities of antiquity and are well worthy of being preserved. 
The following is a copy of his will relating to real property 
recorded at Greenwich, Connecticut : 

Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John Mead, 
Senir, of grenwich in ye CoUonie of Conecticut for ye Love 
goodwill & afection which I haue & beare towards my naturall 
Sonn John Mead of ye Towne of grenwich & Collonie aforesd, 
have giuen & granted & do by these presents fully Clearely 
and absolutely giue & grant unto my sd Sonn John Mead now 
deseased for his Sonn John Mead my grandsonn a sertaine Per- 
sale of Land and meadow Lying & being in grenwich bounded 
by ye Land yt I John Mead Senir. bought of John Bowers 
north & a line drawn from ye north east corner of ye Land I 
bought of Angell Heusted Jur. to a grate rock Lying in ye 
frunt fence, all ye Lands lying within this Compas with ye 
house as it is bounded : 

Ye frunt of sd Land being Bounded upon thee hyewaye west, 
the Reare upon ye sea South East. Upon these considera- 
tions following I giue & grant fully Clearely & absolutely ye 
above mentioned lands to him, his heaires & asignes : Imprimis, 
yt hee fully Confirme yt contract yt was betwene his father & 
his Unckle Ebinezer Mead ; 2lly yt hee pay to his Brothers 
Jonathan & Nathan Mead when they com to bee of cage five 
pounds to Each of them & to his Sister Elizabeth Mead fortie 
Shilings ; Item, I giue & fully grant unto ye aforesd John 
two acres in ye home lott insted of yt which ye sd John his 
father, now deseased, had of me in ye Southfeild disposing of 
yt in ye Southfeild, as I see Convenient. 

Further Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John 
Mead Senir. aforesd for ye Love goodwill & afection which I 
haue & beare towards my Naturall Sonn Joseph Mead of ye 
Towne of grenwich haue giuen & granted & by these 
presents do fully Clearely & absolutely giue & grant unto my 
sd Sonn Joseph Mead his heaires & asignes a sertaine Persale of 
Land & meadow. Lying in Myanos neck estemed seven acres 
be it more or Les, as it is Bounded ; Item, I giue unto my 
sd Sonn Joseph Mead, his heaires & asignes, three acres of 
Land in Stanfford Southfeild neare ye uper gate be it more or 
Les, as it is Bounded. 

Further Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John 
Mead Senir. aforesd for ye Love goodwill & afection which I 
haue and beare towards my Naturall Sonn Ebinezer Mead of 



The Family in Greenwich. 21 

ye Towne of grenwich aforesd haue giuen & granted & by 
these presents do fully, Clearely & absolutely giue & grant 
unto my sd Sonn Ebinezer his heaires & asignes a Persale of 
meadow in ye Hosack meadow, estemed two acres & an halfe 
be it more or Les, ye Bounds being known to ye sd Ebinezer. 

Further Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John 
Mead Senir, aforesd for ye Love goodwill & afection which I 
haue & beare towards my Naturall Sonn Jonathan Mead of ye 
Towne of grenwich aforesd haue giuen & granted & by these 
presents do fully Clearely and absolutely giue & grant unto 
my sd Sonn Jonathan his heaires & asignes an home lott Layd 
out to mee at horseneck and all my Lands lying within horse 
neck feild & a Persale of Land Containing three acres more or 
Les, Lying at ye South East End of ye Widow Hows Lott. 

Further Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John 

Mead Senir. aforesd for ye Love goodwill & afection which I 
haue & beare towards my Naturall Sonn Dauid Mead of ye 
Towne of Bedfford now in ye government of New Yorke, haue 
gfiuen & granted & by these presents do fully Clearely & 
absolutely giue & grant unto my sd Sonn Dauid Mead his 
heaires & asignes my whole acomidation Lying & being at 
Bedfford both Lands & meadows as it was granted to me. 

Further Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John 

Mead Senir. aforesd for ye Love goodwill & afection which I 
haue & beare towards my Naturall Sonn Benjamen Mead of ye 
Towne of grenwich aforesd, haue giuen & granted & by these 
presents do fully Clearely and absolutely giue & grant unto 
my sd Sonn Benjamen those Persales of Land & meadows 
hereafter exprest, viz.: five acres of Land at Stickling brock as 
it is Layd out to mee, and all my Lands & meadow Lying & 
being at that place Commonly Cauled Coscob, as it is Layd 
out to mee & ten acres of upland above ye Road aded now to 
ye five. 

Further Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John 
Mead Senir. aforesd for ye Love goodwill & afection which I 
haue & beare towards my Naturall Sonn Nathaniell Mead of ye 
Towne of grenwich aforesd haue giuen & granted & by these 
presents do fully Clearely & absolutely giue & grant unto my 
sd Sonn Nathaniell, his heaires & asignes an acre & Twentie 
rods of meadow in ye Southfeild, as it is Bounded : Likewise 
seven acres of Land Lying at a place cauled Croch ; also two 
Thirds of my Lands, as it shall bee Layd out of that Estate in 
Patrigs List. 

Further Know All Men by these Presents, yt I John 
Mead Senir. aforesd for ye Love goodwill & afection which I 



22 The Mead Family. 

haue & beare towards my Naturall Sonn Samll Mead of ye 
Towne of grenwich haue giuen & granted & by these presents 
do fully Clearely & absolutely giue & grant unto ye sd Samll 
Mead, his heaires & asignes all my Houseing with ye Orched : 
Item, all my Lands on ye East Side of ye Hyewaye by my 
House both meadow & Land & Plowing Land, Bounded by ye 
grate Rock yt lyeth in ye fence of ye Land of my Grand Sonn 
John Mead & upon a Streight line to ye North East Corner of 
ye meadow Land I John Mead aforesd Bought of Angell 
Heusted Jur. : Item, all my Land upon Elizabeth neck, as it 
is bounded : Item, all my alotment in ye Long meadow & all 
my meadow Lying by James Ferris, as it is Bounded, & ye 
peace of Land I Bought of Clement Buxton Lying in 
Stanfford Southfeild as it is Bounded & my alotment in 
StanfFord Eastfeild in Shipan, which was my father Potters, as 
it is Bounded ; also yt Persale of Land I had of ye ouerseers 
of my father Potters Estate Lying within Stanfford bounds, 
frunting by yt Hye waye, by ye South feild, as it is Bounded. 

Further Know yt ye aforesd housing. Land & meadows I 
do frely giue to him sd Samll my Sonn, his heaires & 
asignes as aforesd, also a Persale of Land Lying by Gershom 
Lockwood, Bounded by ye Hye waye,. next west upon ye 
Land of my Grand Sonn John Mead South East, which Per- 
sale of Land was not mentioned before. Provided yt ye sd 
Samll his heaires and asignes do well & honarably maintaine 
his mother with a Convenient roome in ye house such a roome 
as shee shall cheuse, & with such other Things as may be Sut- 
able for her Comfortable Subsistence during her widdowhood 
& that hee pay out to his brother Nathaniell aforesd Twentie 
pounds in Provesion paye as it paseth from man to man 
amoungst us. Beginning ye Payment of it after my Desease 
& Paying five Pounds pr annum till tis Payde. 

In Witness Whereof, I haue hereunto sett my hand 
& Seale this i6 of March 1695-6. 

his 
John + Mead 
mark. 
Signed & Sealed in Presence of us : 
Sallomon Treat, 
Zackariah Mead. 

These aboue Writen Deads & seuerall Grants of Lands on 
both sides of this Paper was acnowlidged by ye granter John 
Mead Senir to bee his act & deed this 24 of March, 1697, in 
Stanfford before mee. Jonathan Bell, 

Commissioner. 



The Family in Greenwich. 23 

On first thought it seems odd that two wills, the one 
devising real property, and the other bequeathing personal 
property, both executed the same day, should be valid ; but 
this is explained by the fact that at that time wills devising 
real property had to be recorded in the town where the land 
was located, while those bequeathing personal property were 
only recorded in the Probate Court having jurisdiction, which 
in those early days was Fairfield. 

The will making bequests of personal property to all his 
children, both sons and daughters, is therefore recorded in the 
Fairfield Probate Records. It is a very curious document, and 
is as follows : 

Whereas, I, John Mead Senir of grenwich in ye Collonie 
conecticut though at present in reasonable helth, yet being 
sencable of my bodyly weakness and Infirmities of ould eage 
and not Knowing the daye of my departure out of this world 
do make this my Last will & Testament in manner and form 
following : 

First: I Comit my Soul into ye hands of Allmity God 
hopeing for Saluation from the Riches of His Grace through 
the allone merrits of Jesus. Also I Comit my body to ye 
Earth decently to be buried and there to rest unto the Resu- 
rection of the Just. And for my wuldly Est. boath Reall and 
personally I dispose of it as followeth : 

Imprimis: All my just debts and funerall Charges being 
paid by my wife whom I make my Sole Executrix of my will 
and I do will and bequeath unto my Eldest Sonn John Mead 
the Just Sum of five Shilings, besides what I haue alredy 
Giuen him to be paid by my Executrix. 

2lly : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my Sonn 
Joseph Mead ye Just sum of five Shilings besides what I haue 
alredy giuen him to be paid by my Executrix. 

3lly : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my Sonn 
Ebinezer Mead ye Just sum of five Shilings besides what I 
haue alredy giuen him to be paid by my executrix. 

4lly : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my Sonn 
Jonathan Mead ye Just sum of five Shilings besides what I 
haue alredy giuen him to be paid by my Executrix. 

5lly : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my Sonn 



24 The Mead Family. 

Dauid Mead ye Just sum of five Shilings besides what I haue 
alredy giuen him to be paid by my Executrix. 

611y : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my Sonn 
Benjamen Mead ye Just sum of five Shilings besides what I 
haue alredy giuen him to be paid by my Executrix. 

7lly : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my Sonn 
Nathaniell Mead ye Just sum of five Shilings besides what I 
haue alredy giuen him to be paid by my Executrix. 

811y : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my Sonn 
Sam'U Mead ye Just sum of five Shilings besides what I haue 
alredy giuen him to be paid by my Executrix. 

glly : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my daughter 
Hannah Scoful ye full & Just sum of five Shilings to be paid by 
my Executrix. 

lolly: My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my 
daughter Abagaile ye Just sum of five Shilings to be paid by 
my Executrix. 

I illy: My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my 
daughter Mary ye Just sum of five Shilings to be paid by my 
Executrix. 

I2lly : My will is and I do will and bequeath unto my dear 
and loueing Hannah Mead all my Estate Reall and Personall 
which I haue not disposed of to my Children Either by Will 
or gifts. She paying the seuerall Legacies as before Exprest 
for her Comfortable Subsistanc in this world and to be wholly 
at her disposal to distribute. 

Lastly: My will is that my Sonns Joseph, Ebinezer, and 
Benjamen be ouerseers to se yt this my Last Will & Testament 
be fully & Carefully performed to see yt their mother be 
Carefully prouided for. 

In Confermation y t this is my Last will & Testament,! haue 
hereunto Sett my hand and Scale this i6 of March, 1695-6. 

his 

John + Mead 

mark 

Signed & Sealed in Presence of us : 

Sallomon Treat 
Zackariah Mead. 

The aboue writen Will was acnolidged by 
John Mead Senir. to bee his own free act 
& deed this 24th March, 1697 in Stanflord 
before me. 

Jonathan Bell. 

Commissioner. 



The Family in Greenwich. 25 

John Mead (i), it is supposed, was buried in an old burying- 
ground a little southwest from the old one yet in existence on 
Greenwich Point. All traces of this burial place are now re- 
moved, the tombstones having been taken to build fences, and 
the ground often ploughed over without any respect for those 
who lie sleeping there. 

Up to 1703 all town meetings had been held in Greenwich 
" Old Town," but in that year it was voted that they should be 
held one half of the time at Horseneck. Also about this time 
there was quite an emigration from the old settlement to the 
western and northwestern parts of the town, so that in 1704 the 
settlement had become so large that it was found impossible 
for one minister to attend to the wants of the inhabitants at 
both Horseneck and Old Greenwich; therefore, in 1705 an 
agreement " betwene ye Inhabitants on ye East sid of Myanos 
River and ye Inhabitants of sd Grenwich on ye West sid of sd 
Myanos River'* was entered into, whereby the town was 
divided into two societies. The First Society being on " ye 
East sid of sd Myanos River,** and the Second being on " ye 
West sid of sd Myanos River.** 

At a town meeting held in Greenwich at Horseneck, June 
15, 1716, "Mr. Ebinezer Mead and others were chozen to lay 
out the landing and highway on the Northside of horseneck 
brook.'* 



CHAPTER IV. 

THE FAMILY IN NEW YORK STATE— DUTCHESS, SAR- 
ATOGA, WESTCHESTER, CHENANGO, WARREN, AND 
ST. LAWRENCE COUNTIES. 

NATHAN MEAD, the third son of John (2), removed to 
Dutchess County, New York, and settled at Amenia. He 
died February 14, 1777, leaving two children, Nathan and Job 
(i) ; the latter was bom in 1735, and married Mercy King. Job 
(i) located at Nine Partners, and contributed toward the build- 
ing of the •* Red Meeting-House," which was built in 1758 ; he 
served as captain in the Revolutionary War, and died April 
23, 18 19. His family was as follows: Rebecca, Job (2), who 
served in the War of 1812, Nathan, Mercy, and Joshua. 

Jonathan Mead (2), born in Horseneck, the eldest son of Jon- 
athan (i), who was the fourth son of John (i), removed to 
Dutchess County, New York, and settled at Nine Partners. 
His children settled in Chenango County, New York, and in 
Wyoming, Northumberland, and Crawford Counties, Pennsyl- 
vania. 

* Zachariah, born about 173S, of the Joseph line, son of * Nehe- 
miah, who was the sixth son of the second 'Joseph, settled 
at Ballston, Saratoga County, New York, before the Revo- 
lutionary War, and probably had ' Israel and ' Isaiah ; ' Isaiah 
had * Ebenezer who had * Hosea. 

In the early part of 1752 the First Presbyterian Society of 

26 



The Family in New York State. 27 

South Salem decided to call a minister; accordingly a con- 
vention was held at Salem on the nineteenth day of May, 1752, 
and the Rev. Solomon Mead of Greenwich was ordained. 

The upper part of Westchester County was almost a wilder- 
ness when " Parson Solomon," as he was frequently called, un- 
dertook the task of planting an independent church at that 
place and for some time he was in the habit of riding up 
weekly from Greenwich on horseback. His first residence 
stood on the property of Mr. William Hoyt, near the home of 
his grandson, the late Richard Mead ; but a few years before 
his death he removed to the residence of his son, Martin. 

The Rev. Solomon Mead was the fifth son of Ebenezer 
Mead (2) bom in Horseneck, December 25, 1725, graduate of 
Yale College, class of 1748. He married January i, 1755, for 
his first wife Hannah, daughter of the Rev. Dr. Benjamin 
Strong, minister at Stanwich, Connecticut, and had by her two 
children, Theodosia and Andrew, His first wife died October 
20, 1761. He married second, Hannah, daughter of Thomas C. 
Clark of Waterbury, Connecticut. This marriage took place 
in the depth of winter. He rode the fifty miles from South 
Salem on horseback, but arrived so late that all the guests had 
departed. Some, however, were recalled and the pair were 
married at midnight. After the ceremony their wedding tour 
consisted of a horseback ride, she on a pillion behind, as was 
the custom in those days, from Waterbury to South Salem, in 
a terrible snowstorm, in order not to disappoint those who had 
been invited to a reception at South Salem. His children by 
his second wife were: Clark, of Lewisboro, and Martin, of 
Lewisboro. He died on the fifth day of September, 18 12, in 
the eighty-seventh year of his age, having been pastor of the 
South Salem Presbyterian Church for over forty-eight years, 
having resigned in 1800 on account of ill-health caused by 
paralysis. 



28 The Mead Family. 

His tombstone is to be seen in the burying-ground in South 
Salem, where many others of the Mead family lie buried. The 
inscription on the stone is as follows : 

** Memory of the 

Rev. Solomon Mead 

First Pastor of the Presbyterian 

Church in this place, A 86. 
He had the charge of this people 

48 years, 
Ob. September, 18 12. 
While marble monuments decay, 
The Righteous live in endless day, 
And earthly temples turn to dust, 
Blest is the memory of the just." 

Enoch Mead, second son of Ebenezer Mead (3) and brother 
of Major Ebenezer Mead (4) of the War of 18 12, was born in 
Horseneck, April 9, 1756, and married in his twentieth year, 
February i, 1776, Jfemima, daughter of Caleb Mead, also in 
her twentieth year, bom August 12, 1756. He and his bride, 
as a wedding tour, took a trip through Massachusetts on horse- 
back, and on their return settled about half a mile south of 
Lake Waccabuc on the New York and Albany post road. Here 
he built a log house in which was bom his eldest son, Solomon, 
but from this he soon moved to the house still standing (built 
during the Revolutionary War), which is now owned and oc- 
cupied by his descendants, and known as " Elmdon." 

Enoch Mead at one time during the Revolutionary War 
was colonel's clerk in Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead's Regi- 
ment. His family consisted of nine children. He died Sep- 
tember 10, 1807, and his widow April 4, 1837. 

Scharf in his History of Westchester County^ N. K, states 
that " Colonel Enoch Mead at one time during the Revolu- 
tionary War served on the staff of his brother, General Ebenezer 
Mead." This is a gross misrepresentation, as official records 
show that if this Ebenezer Mead served in the Revolu- 



The Family in New York State. 29 

tionary War at all, he served as a private only. After the war, 
however, he gained distinction as a training master in the 
militia, and rose to the rank of Major-General, but served as 
Major in the War of 18 12. 

' Elias S. Mead, bom March 21, 1801, of the Joseph line as 
follows: * William, 'Joseph (i), 'Joseph (2), * Israel, 'John. 
Elias at the time of his mother's death was but eleven years old, 
when a neighbor evinced great partiality for him, and desired 
his father to give or bind the boy to him, promising to make 
him his heir, as he had no children of his own. His father did 
so, believing it to be for the best interest of the child, as the 
man was reputed wealthy. Unfortunately, however, the man 
soon formed intemperate habits, and moved from place to 
place, wasting his wealth rapidly. In his travels he stopped a 
short time at South Bainbridge, Chenango County, New 
York, where he formed some very pleasant acquaintances 
and sincere friends, so that when his guardian began to pre- 
pare for another move, he resolved to leave the man who had 
failed to fulfil his part of the contract by neglecting entirely to 
send him to school. The advice of his friends strengthened 
this resolution, and when his adopted parents took their leave 
of South Bainbridge, he remained. He gained in time many 
warm friends, and by industry and application obtained what 
was then considered a good common school education. 

When twenty-two years of age he married Sophia F. Wil- 
liams, who was in her eighteenth year. She died July 18, 1842, 
leaving a family of six children. Three years later he married 
Beulah Applington, and had by her two children. One died at 
three years of age, and the other, Ella J., acquired considera- 
ble reputation as an elocutionist and dramatic reader. He 
died in South Bainbridge, November 13, 1859. 

Jonathan Mead (3), bom in Horseneck about 1727, the eldest 
son of Jonathan (2), who was the eldest son of Jonathan (i). 



30 The Mead Family. 

the fourth son of John (i), was married in 1758 to Sarah Guern- 
sey, bom in 1736. He went with his father to Nine Partners, 
Dutchess County, New York, and afterwards removed to 
Chenango County, New York. He died February 10, 1804, 
leaving him surviving the following children : Amos, Jonathan 
(4), Ruth, Sarah, Samuel, Thompson (Colonel), who served in 
the War of 1812, and Rachel. 

James Mead, bom in Horseneck, January 8, 1769, the fifth 
son of Jeremiah, who was the third son of Caleb, who was the 
eldest son of Ebenezer, the third son of John (i), removed to 
the Town of Chester, Warren County, New York, about the 
year 1795. He married, the following year, Anna Potter, of 
the same county, bom June 26, 1777, and settled in the northem 
part of the Town of Chester upon wild land, where he remained 
until his death, which occurred September 16, 1837. His wife 
survived him thirty-three years and attained the ripe age of 
ninety-three. They left a large family consisting of ten chil- 
dren, eight of whom were still living in 1873 ; the oldest was 
seventy-six, the youngest fifty-three, and their combined ages 
were five hundred and thirty-nine years. Three years previous, 
while the mother and brother James were living, their united 
ages were six hundred and sixty-six years. 

Jasper Mead, born in Horseneck, June 16, 1760, the eldest 
son of Nathaniel, who was the second son of John (3), who 
was the eldest son of John (2), the eldest son of John (i), re- 
moved to the Town of Chester, Warren County, New York, 
about the year 1799. He married Sarah, daughter of Titus 
Mead, born March 27, 1762, by whom he had Rachel, Bush, 
Titus, Sally, Shadrach, Andrew, Nathaniel, and Charity. 

The St. Lawrence County family is descended from the Ver- 
mont branch. (See Vermont family.) 

There are a great many Meads living in and around Lake 
Waccabuc, Westchester County, New York, and elsewhere in 



The Family in New York State. 31 

the eastern part of the State, who claim that they are descended 
from the Horseneck (Greenwich) family, but for the lack of 
complete family records are unable to trace their genealogy 
back to that place. The author after years of research has 
also been unable to find the connecting link, or identify them 
with any branch of this family, but believes they are undoubt- 
edly descended from Daniel and Richard, who were children of 
the first Joseph. 



CHAPTER V. 

THE FAMILY IN VERMONT AND ST. LAWRENCE 

COUNTY, NEW YORK. 

TIMOTHY MEAD (i), the fourth son of Jonathan (i), who 
was the fourth son of John (i), was bom in Horseneck, 
but moved from there with his family before 1754 to a place 
called Nine Partners, from the first settlers who were nine 
in number, in Dutchess County, New York, and located a few 
miles from his cousin, Nathan. 

During the year 1769, Timothy (i) with five sons, Timothy 
(2), Zebulon, James (Colonel), Stephen, Ezra, and one daughter, 
emigrated from Nine Partners to Rutland County, Vermont. 
Three of the sons, Zebulon, James (Colonel), and Ezra, settled 
on Otter Creek, West Rutland, between what is now known as 
Mead's Mills, or Centre Rutland, and Sutherland Falls. These 
were the first white people that ever settled in Vermont. 
Colonel James on the thirtieth of September, 1769, made his 
first purchase of land in Rutland. There were seventy rights 
in the whole town, one right containing three hundred and 
fifty acres. He bought twenty rights for ;^ioo and sold ten 
the same day for £^0^ retaining ten rights, or thirty-five hun- 
dred acres. The first night Colonel James spent in Rutland, 
he, with his wife, occupied an Indian wigwam on the banks of 
Otter Creek, a short distance below Centre Rutland, the In- 
dians kindly vacating it and giving them possession. That 

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The Family in Vermont. 33 

same fall he built a log house half a mile west of Centre Rut- 
land near the banks of West Creek. The following year, 1770, 
he was forty years old, with a wife and ten children. The first 
white child born in Rutland, Vermont, is said to have been 
William, born September 24, 1770, the eleventh child of Colonel 
James. The twelfth and youngest child James, was born 
December 12, 1773. William, the eleventh child, moved from 
Vermont to Ohio. He often used to say that he remembered 
riding behind his mother, on horseback, to a place of safety at 
the time of the battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777, and that 
his brother James was carried by his mother in front, while he 
held on behind. He died at Granville, Ohio, November 24, 
1854, and on his tombstone is the following inscription: 

" Capt. 
William Mead 

died 

Nov. 24, 1854, 

aged 84 years. 

He was the first white child born 

in Rutland." 

His family consisted of three children. 

Mrs. Mead died May 1 1, 1823, aged ninety-two. The follow- 
ing is on her tombstone in the old cemetery at West Rutland : 

" Mercy Mead relict of Col. James Mead.*' 

Stephen, the fourth child of . Timothy (i), settled on Otter 
Creek three miles below Sutherland Falls, in the Town of 
Pittsford. He had a family of thirteen children. 

The daughter of Timothy (i) married one of the Stark 
family. 

Zebulon and Ezra, who also settled on Otter Creek, had 
families consisting of eleven and fourteen children respective- 
ly. Cary, the third son of Zebulon, married Judith Sampson. 
They moved to Ohio in 1808, and first settled in a cabin about 



34 The Mead Family. 

five miles west of Granville, Licking County, near where the 
town of Alexandria now stands. They afterwards moved on to 
a farm about half a mile south of Granville. The next removal 
of this family was to what was then known as Cook*s settle- 
ment, now the village of Appleton, where the parents died. 

Timothy (2) settled in Manchester, Bennington County, Ver- 
mont and had a family of thirteen children. Henry Mead, the 
son of Jacob, who was the son of Timothy (2), was born in 
Manchester, Vermont, December 25, 1784, where he lived until 
1805, when he went to Canton, St. Lawrence County, New 
York, which was nearly all wilderness at that time, there being 
only six families in that town. He began clearing a piece of 
land, but the mosquitoes and black flies were so thick that it was 
almost impossible to work. The only way he could work was 
to keep a bush in his hand, and each time he struck a blow with 
the axe, the leaves would brush the insects from his face. He 
stayed in Canton until 1806, when he returned to Vermont, 
remaining there until 181 2. He served three months in the 
War of 1812 when he received his discharge and went back to 
Canton through fifty miles of woods on foot. He married in 
1 8 16, and settled on a farm in the southern part of the Town 
of Canton, where he spent the remainder of his life. His 
family consisted of ten children. 



CHAPTER VI. 

THE FAMILY IN PENNSYLVANIA. 

AMONG others of note descended from the Greenwich fam- 
ily, there is the Hon. David Mead, the pioneer to the 
waters of French Creek, and one of the first settlers of the 
pleasant village which bears his name, Meadville, Pennsylvania. 
He was born at Hudson, New York, January 17, 1752. His 
father, Darius, the son of Jonathan (2), who was the eldest son 
of Jonathan (i), the fourth son of John (i), was a native of 
Connecticut, as was also his mother, whose maiden name was 
Ruth Curtis, who had, besides David, Asahel, John, Ruth, 
Darius, Betsy, and Joseph. Darius Mead purchased a farm in 
Hudson to which he removed before the birth of any of his 
children, and there resided until his eldest son, this David, had 
arrived at his twenty-first year. He then sold his estate and 
left New York for Pennsylvania, and in connection with his son 
became proprietor, under a Pennsylvania title, to some valuable 
lands in WyomingCounty ; but in consequence of adverse claims 
under Connecticut titles, they with the rest of the family took 
up their residence on the western bank of the North Branch 
of the Susquehanna River, about six miles above the Town of 
Northumberland, a few years before the commencement of the 
Indian depredations in that region in 1778. 

About the year 1774, David Mead married Agnes, daughter 
of John and Janet Wilson of Northumberland County, by 
whom he had nine children. 

35 



36 The Mead Family. 

At an early period in the Revolutionary struggle, the incur- 
sions of the Indians were becoming so frequent and bloodthirsty 
on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, as to put the inhabitants to 
flight. For a long time during the war, numerous were the 
scenes of savage bloodshed and cruelty, and great was the dis- 
tress of the people in that vicinity. Asahel, second son of 
Darius, fell a victim to his bravery and Indian barbarity. He 
was found killed and mutilated in the most shocking manner. 

David Mead removed his family to Sunbury, where he com- 
menced business as an innkeeper, and where he also erected a 
distillery. Shortly after the close of the Revolutionary War, 
he returned to his property in Wyoming County, thinking the 
disputes as to his title had ended. In this, however, he was 
greatly mistaken, and for three years more he contested the 
claim, but was finally compelled to vacate the property and 
go back to Sunbury. He was, on the tenth day of September, 
1783, commissioned Justice of the Peace for the County of 
Northumberland. 

Eli Mead, a brother of Darius, also settled in Northumber- 
land County, and was appointed and commissioned a Justice 
of the Peace and also a Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 
for the District of Wyoming and County of Northumberland 
on the fourteenth day of July, 1786. 

On the evening of May 12, 1788, a party of ten men built 
their camp-fire beneath a wild cherry tree on the banks of 
French Creek, near the present site of the Mercer Street 
Bridge, Meadville, Pennsylvania. They were the first settlers 
in Crawford County, and the party consisted of David Mead, 
his brothers, Darius, John, and Joseph, and others from North- 
umberland County, Pennsylvania. On the next day these 
pioneers built a cabin on the deserted corn fields of the Indians 
on the bottom, between the Cussewago and French Creeks, and 
commenced their first planting. David Mead first located west 



The Family in Pennsylvania. 37 

of the creek, designating his tract "Cussewago Island,*' and 
afterwards built a double log house on a bluff on French 
Creek, where is now the residence of Mr. James E. McFarland. 
This house was built with a view of defence against Indian 
attacks and was surrounded with a stockade fifteen feet high 
and protected by a small square log block-house on the north- 
west comer. 

John Mead settled on the west side of the creek, north of 
the Cussewago Island survey, and Darius and Joseph settled in 
Warren County. 

In the fall of 1788, the Mead settlers brought their wives 
and families from Northumberland County. In the David 
Mead house was the first white child born in Crawford County, 
his daughter Sarah, afterwards the wife of the Rev. Mr. Satter- 
field of Mercer County. Within two years David Mead built 
a sawmill on the north side of a deep precipitous ravine, 
then extending from the present property of Mr. James E. 
McFarland to the north side of the red mill. The power for 
this mill was supplied by a small stream long since gone. 

During the year 1789 the little colony known as " Mead's 
Settlement" was reinforced by the arrival of other families. 
On April i, 1791, the settlers were warned by Flying Cloud, a 
friendly Indian, of threatened danger from the hostile western 
tribes, and on the same day eleven strange Indians were seen 
a few miles northwest of the settlement. The women and 
children of the colony were gathered within the Mead house 
and on the next day sent in canoes to Fort Franklin. A 
friendly Indian chief, Half Town, was encamped here at the 
time with twenty-seven of his braves. Twelve of these he 
sent to guard the canoes, six on each side of the creek, and 
with his remaining warriors he joined the settlers in a fruitless 
search for the hostile tribes. On the following day all the men 
departed for Fort Franklin with their horses, cattle, and mov- 



38 The Mead Family. 

able effects. On May third, a party consisting of Gregg, Ray, 
and Van Home, returned to plant the spring crops. Stopping 
for the night at Gregg's cabin, they shelled a bag of corn, part of 
which they ground the next morning at the Mead house. Ar- 
riving at the com field, Van Home laid his gun on the bag of 
seed com and ploughed, while Gregg and Ray planted. At 
noon Gregg and Ray returned to the Mead house for dinner 
and fresh horses. While ploughing, Van Home saw two In- 
dians emerge from the woods. The one dropping his bow and 
the other his gun, they rushed to the attack with their toma- 
hawks. Van Home grasped the uplifted arm of the first 
savage and entered on a stmggle for his life. By his superior 
strength he shielded himself from the attack of his formidable 
foe with the body of his weaker antagonist, and called loudly 
for help. After a time the Indians promised his life on condi- 
tion of surrender, which he did. Mounting the horses, Van 
Home between them, they crossed the Cussewago Creek and 
entering a ravine on the hillside they met two other Indians. 
They then tied the hands of their prisoner and three of them 
returned to the corn field. Van Home and the remaining In- 
dian rode the horses to Conneaut Lake and crossed the outlet. 
Here they dismounted and Van Home was tied by the ends of 
the rope, which secured his arms, to a tree, while his captor 
left in search of game. With a knife he had secreted he suc- 
ceeded in cutting the rope and made his escape to the settle- 
ment, where by good fortune he found thirty soldiers under 
Ensign Jeflers on their return from Erie to Fort Franklin. 

Gregg and Ray retuming with the horses discovered the 
three Indians and fled, crossing the Cussewago Creek near its 
mouth. Gregg, after reaching the opposite bank, was wounded 
and while seated on a log he was shot by his pursuers 
through the head with his own gun. Ray was captured and 
carried to Detroit, then occupied by a British garrison. Here 



The Family in Pennsylvania. 39 

he was recognized by an old schoolmate of his boyhood in 
Scotland, Captain White, who purchased him from the Indians 
for two gallons of whiskey, furnished him with money and 
sent him on a vessel to Buffalo, from whence he was piloted to 
Fort Franklin by Stripe Neck, a friendly Indian, and soon 
afterwards he permanently settled in the northwest corner of 
Mead Township, Pennsylvania. 

In the summer of the same year Darius Mead, the father, 
was captured near Fort Franklin by Captain Bull, a Delaware 
chief, in a field where he was at work, and carried to the 
vicinity of Conneaut Lake. Some days afterwards he was 
found with one of the Indians; both were dead, and bore 
marks of violence that showed that there had been a terrible 
struggle. It was thought probable that the other Indian 
had been severely wounded in the encounter, from the fact 
that he had left his companion unburied. They were buried 
side by side where found, near Shenango Creek, Mercer County. 

The exposure of the frontier by the defeats of General Har- 
mer, October, 1790, and General St. Clair, November, 1791, 
necessitated the abandonment of the settlement on French 
Creek during the greater part of 1791 and 1792. During the 
winter of those years the Mead house was garrisoned by a de- 
tachment of fifteen men from Fort Franklin. The command 
of the army in 1793 by General Wayne encouraged the return 
of settlers, who were for a time protected by a garrison of 
twenty-four soldiers under Ensign Lewis Bond ; but the garri- 
son was soon withdrawn, and the greater part of the settlers 
were compelled to return to Fort Franklin, and David Mead 
immediately wrote to Colonel Nevill, who had command of 
the forces on the frontier in that vicinity, as follows : 

Cuss£WAUGO, July II, 1793. 

Sir: — We are just informed that the Federal troops at this 
station have been ordered to march in a few days down the 



40 The Mead Family. 

Ohio. Of course the post will be evacuated, and the settle- 
ment of the country much discouraged. Therefore, we request 
that you will be pleased to order a surjeant*s command of 
State troops to support the Post. But should it not be in 
your power to grant us any relief, we wish you to let us know 
by the first opportunity what prospects we can have, and also 
that you forward the enclosed letter without delay. 

I am, in behalf of the inhabitants, your most obedient and 
very humble servant, 

David Mead. 

Restored confidence, however, in 1794, added many new 
colonists, and substantial improvements were commenced. 
Law was in some degree enforced and a small company of 
militia was organized under the command of Ensigjn Van 
Home. Indian alarms were not infrequent, and many times 
the Mead house gave refuge to the women and children from 
apprehended danger. The crushing defeat of the western 
Indians by General Wayne, August 20, 1794, restored safety 
to the frontier and many settlements were made on the navi- 
gable streams of Crawford County. 

Previous to this David Mead had laid out the nucleus of the 
present city of Meadville, and had sold a few lots as early as 
February, 1793. In 1795 the town was resurveyed by David 
Mead and others, who had become interested with him. On 
June 3rd of this year occurred the last demonstration of Indian 
hostility in that County. 

The first school was opened by Janet, daughter of Robert Fin- 
ney, afterwards the second wife of David Mead, in 1795 in a log 
house on North Market Street. The following incident, which 
has been preserved by tradition, shows her strong character. 
In 1793 or 1794, William Gill took possession of and settled 
on the tract of land directly north of the Lord tract on French 
Creek. He built a cabin and raised corn and potatoes during 
the summer. In the fall he went to Pittsburgh, where his 
family were, intending to lay in supplies and return with his 



The Family in Pennsylvania. 41 

family. But, owing to the winter setting in early, he deferred 
his return until the following spring. When he arrived, he 
found the cabin occupied by Jenny Finney, who claimed pos- 
session of the land and stood in the door with rifle in hand 
and warned him to leave the premises ; or, if he attempted to 
dispossess her, she would put a ball through him. Mr. Gill, 
believing discretion the better part of valor, abandoned the 
claim and went farther up the stream. Jenny Finney re- 
mained in possession long enough to perfect her claim, and in 
1797 married David Mead, by whom she had six children. Per- 
haps the general could not have selected a more suitable com- 
panion. She was well educated, possessed a strong mind, an 
indomitable will and great energy of character. The tract 
of land settled by her finally became the property of her 
daughter, Maria, who married William Gill, the son of her 
mother's adversary in the land claim, and in the end, singularly 
enough, the descendants of the contending parties became 
joint owners of the property. 

In 1796, David Mead received his patent from the common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania to his tract of land at Meadville, which 
is given as follows in the Tribune-Republicany Meadville, Penn- 
sylvania, May II, 1888: 

The Commonwealth of Penn*a. 

To All To Whom These Presents Shall Come, Greet- 
ing: 

Know Ye, That in consideration of the sum of forty-two 
pounds, seventeen and nine pence lawful money now paid by 
Daniel Meade into the Receiver General's Office of this Com- 
monwealth there is granted by the said Commonwealth unto 
the said David Meade a certain tract of land called Meade 
Ville situate, including an improvement, on the West side of 
the River Ohio, Allegany and Connewango Creek, in Alle- 
gany County, Beginning at a black oak near French Creek, 
thence by land of Capt'n Jeffers, North seventy-five degrees. 
East four hundred and eight perches to a white oak, thence by 



42 The Mead Family. 

land of Hugh Dupry, North one hundred and forty-four 
perches to a Post, thence by land of William Mead, South 
seventy.fi ve degfrees, West eighty-one perches to a Post, North 
forty-one perches to a Post, South seventy-five degrees, West 
two hundred and seventy-one perches to a Post at an Island, 
and thence down French Creek, by the several Courses thereof 
three hundred and twelve perches to the Beginning, containing 
four hundred and thirty-nine Acres, one hundred fifty-six 
perches and allowances of six per Cent for roads &c. Which said 
tract \vas surveyed in pursuance of an Act of the General As- 
sembly passed the 3rd April, 1792, for William Mead, Who 
by Deed dated i January, 1796, conveyed the same to the 
said David Meade, to whom a warrant of acceptance issued the 
12 January instant with the appurtenances. To Have AND 
To Hold the said tract or parcel of land, with the appurte- 
nances, unto the said David Meade and his Heirs to the use 
of him the said David Meade his Heirs and Assigns for- 
ever, free and clear of all restrictions and reservations as to 
Mines, Royalties, Quit-rents, or otherwise, excepting and re- 
serving only the fifth part of all the Gold and Silver Ore for 
the use of this commonwealth to be delivered at the pitt's 
month clear of all charges. 

In Witness Whereof, Thomas Miflflin, Governor of the 
said commonwealth hath hereto set his hand, and caused the 
State Seal to be hereunto afifixed the fifteenth day of January 
in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety- 
six, and of the commonwealth the twentieth. 

Attest : 
James Trimble, 
Deputy Sec. 

At the close of the century the village consisted in great 
part of log houses scattered on Dock, Water, Chestnut, Centre, 
and Walnut Streets. A few frame buildings had been erected, 
some of which remain to this day. The residence owned by 
Mrs. Byllsby on North Water and Market Streets was built 
for General David Mead in 1796. 

Upon the organization of Crawford County, March 12, 1800, 
General David Mead was appointed one of the Associate 
Judges, but resigned the following December. In September, 
1803, he was again appointed, and served continuously on the 
bench until the time of his death. During the Revolutionary 



The Family in Pennsylvania. 43 

War he was 2nd Ensign, Colonel Hunter's Battalion, Captain 
John Simpson's Company, Associated Battalions and Militia 
of Pennsylvania. He was appointed Major-General of the 
Fourteenth, and afterwards of the Sixteenth Division Penn- 
sylvania Militia, and during the War of 1812, rendered import- 
ant services to Commodore Perry. In the summer of 1812, 
Captain Daniel Dobbins, of Erie, was sent by General David 
Mead to Washington as a bearer of dispatches, and was the 
first person who gave the Government reliable information 
of the loss of Mackinaw and Detroit. At his solicitation a 
naval station was established on the Lake and the construc- 
tion of a fleet was immediately commenced. The command 
on the Lake was assigned to Lieutenant Oliver Hazard Perry, 
who arrived at Erie on the twenty-seventh day of March, 181 3. 
His first step was to provide for the defence of the position. 
To that end he sent immediately for General David Mead, 
and their consultation resulted in a thousand militia being 
ordered to rendezvous at Erie on or before the twentieth day 
of April. 

During the earlier stages of the construction of the fleet in 
the Bay of Presque Isle, considerable uneasiness was felt for 
fear the enemy would attack Erie and destroy the vessels be- 
fore they were capable of making a defence. Commodore 
Perry urgently solicited General Mead to send a re-enforce- 
ment of militia to assist in defending the town, as he was ex- 
pecting an attack. The general at once issued the following 
stirring appeal : 

Citizens to Arms. 

Your State is invaded. The enemy has arrived at Erie, 
threatening to destroy our navy and the town. His course, 
hitherto marked with rapine and fire wherever he touched our 
shore, must be arrested. The cries of infants and women, of 
the aged and infirm, the devoted victims of the enemy and his 



44 The Mead Family. 

savage allies, call on you for defense and protection. Your 
honor, your property, your all, require you to march immedi- 
ately to the scene of action. Arms and ammunition will be 
furnished to those who have none, at the place of rendezvous 
near to Erie, and every exertion will be made for your subsist- 
ence and accommodation. Your service to be useful must be 
rendered immediately. The delay of an hour may be fatal to 
your country, in securing the enemy in his plunder and favoring 
his escape. 

David Mead, Maj. Gen., i6th D. P. M. 

On the seventh day of August, 1813, the entire fleet was 
successfully launched. General Mead and staff visited Com- 
modore Perry in the afternoon of the same day, and the latter 
took occasion to thank the commander of the land forces in 
the following letter, for the valuable assistance rendered him : 

U. S. Sloop of War Lawrence^ 
Off Erie, August 7, 18 13. 
Sir: — 

I beg leave to express to you the great obligation I consider 
myself under for the ready, prompt and efficient service ren- 
dered by the militia under your command, in assisting us in 
getting the squadron over the bar at the mouth of the harbor, 
and request you will accept, Sir, the assurance that I shall 
always recollect with pleasure the alacrity with which you re- 
paired, with your division, to the defense of the public property 
at this place, on the prospect of an invasion. 
With great respect I am. Sir, 

Your obedient Servant, 

O. H. Perry. 

Maj. Gen. David Mead, 

Pennsylvania Militia, Erie. 

On the twenty-second day of October, 18 13, Commodore 
Perry wrote General Mead, as follows: 

Erie, October 22, 1813. 

Dear Sir : — 

It may be some satisfaction to you and your deserving corps, 
to be informed that you did not leave your harvest fields, in 
August last, for the defense of this place, without cause. Since 
the capture of Gen'l Proctor's baggage by Gen'l Harrison, it is 



The Family in Pennsylvania. 45 

ascertained beyond doubt that an attack was at that time medi- 
tated on Erie ; and the design was frustrated by the failure of 
Gen'l Vincent to furnish the number of troops promised and 
deemed necessary. I have the honor to be, dear sir, 

Your obedient Servant, 

O. H. Perry. 

Maj. Gen. David Mead, 

Meadville. 

In height General David Mead was head and shoulders above 
the average, being six feet three and a half inches, exceedingly 
well proportioned, of striking appearance and of great bodily 
strength. He died after a short illness, August 23, 18 16. 



CHAPTER VII. 

THE FAMILY IN MILITARY AND CIVIL AFFAIRS 
DURING THE COLONIAL PERIOD. 

WHILE Connecticut furnished more than her actual quota 
of men for active service in the different Colonial 
Wars, King William's War, 1689-1697, Queen Anne's War 
1702-1713, and King George's War 1744-1748, still the author 
has been unable to find any record of any company, detach- 
ment, or squad of men having enlisted from Greenwich, nor any 
individual members of the Mead family, except as follows : 

King George's War i 744-1 748. 

James Mead, Ensign. The Assembly of June 19, 1746, 
resolved to raise one thousand men (including offi- 
cers) for an expedition against Canada, and James 
Mead was appointed and commissioned to be Ensign 
of Captain Joseph Wooster's Company of Foot to be 
raised in Connecticut. This is the first record of any 
of the family in Connecticut or New York having 
served in the Army. 

It is probable, however, that other members of the family 
were in active service during one* or more of these wars, but as 
the original muster and pay rolls are still missing it is im- 
possible to secure any authentic data with reference to their 
Connecticut war record during that time. It is hoped that the 
researches of future generations will bring to light all the 

original rolls. 

46 



During the Colonial Period. 47 

The French and Indian War, i 754-1 764. 

The first muster and pay rolls that have been turned in and 
are now on file in the State Library at Hartford, Connecticut, 
are those of the French and Indian War, but as so many of them 
are missing it is impossible to obtain a complete list of those 
members of the family who were in active service during this 
war from the Colony of Connecticut. Connecticut was largely 
drawn upon for troops. Young men were pressed into the ser- 
vice, and as Greenwich, during the early part of the war, had 
no volunteer company, several of the inhabitants were pressed. 
James Green, now long since dead, used to relate that while a 
company of young people, himself among the number, were 
quietly enjoying themselves at the tavern, then kept by Henry 
Mead, they were surprised by a press-gang, and several of them 
forced into the service, while he with a few others escaped 
through a window. Soon after this a volunteer company was 
raised. This company under the command of Captain Thomas 
Hobby afterwards performed active service in the campaign of 
1759 against Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point in the 3rd 
Connecticut Regiment, Colonel David Wooster. The author 
has secured such names as he could find from the original 
muster and pay rolls, also from Hoadley's Colonial Records of 
Connecticut y and Collections of the Historical Society of New 
York for 1891, which are as follows: 

CONNECTICUT FORCES. 

1755. 

Expedition against Crown Point. 
French and Indians repulsed at Battle of Lake George, 

September 9. 

Thaddeus Mead, of Norwalk, 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Company, 
1st Regiment. 



48 The Mead Family. 

Joseph Mead, of Greenwich, Corporal, Captain Thomas 
Hobby's Company. Enlisted September 1 1, discharged 
December 4. 

Gershom Mead, of Greenwich, Private, Captain Thomas 
Hobby's Company. Enlisted September 8, discharged 
December 24. 

Matthew Mead, of Norwalk, Private, Captain Samuel Han- 
ford's Company. Enlisted September 8, discharged 
January i, 1755. 

1756. 

Expedition against Canada, campaign ended without any 

engagement. 

Thaddeus Mead, of Norwalk, Commissary of the 3rd Regi- 
ment. 

James Mead, of Greenwich, Private, Captain David Water- 
bury *s Company. Enlisted April 2 1 , discharged Novem- 
ber 24. 

1757. 
Connecticut troops at Fort Edward. 

Caleb Mead, of Greenwich, Lieutenant, Captain White's 
Company, Colonel Jonathan Hart's Regiment. 

James Mead, of Greenwich, Private, Captain David Water- 
bury 's Company. Enlisted February ;j8. In the same 
Company last year. 

1758. 

Expedition against Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga. 
Colonial forces repulsed at storming of the Fort. 

Thaddeus Mead, of Norwalk, ist Lieutenant, 8th Company, 
4th Regiment, Colonel David Wooster. Enlisted 
March 27, discharged November 13. 

James Mead, of Greenwich, Ensign, 5th Company, 4th Regi- 
ment, Colonel David Wooster. 

Joseph Mead, of Greenwich, Ensign, 6th Company, 4th 
Regiment, Colonel David Wooster. 

Matthew Mead, of Norwalk, Quartermaster, 4th Regiment, 
Colonel David Wooster. 

Joshua Mead, of Norwalk, Private, Captain Archibald Mc- 
Neil's Company, 4th Regiment. Enlisted April 19, 
discharged November 12. 



During the Colonial Period. 49 

Gershom Mead, of Greenwich, Private, Captain Isaac Isaac's 
Company, 4th Regiment. Enlisted May 12, discharged 
October 30. 

1759- 

Expedition against Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga. 
Fort Ticonderoga evacuated July 27. 

Amos Mead, of Greenwich, Surgeon, 3rd Regiment. 

Thaddeus Mead, of Norwalk, Captain, 9th Company, 3rd 
Regiment. Enlisted March 22, discharged December 3. 

CAPTAIN hobby's COMPANY OF GREENWICH. 

James Mead, 2nd Lieutenant, 4th Company, 3rd Regiment. 
Enlisted March 22, discharged December 4. 

Joseph Mead, Ensign, 4th Company, 3rd Regiment. En- 
listed March 22, discharged December 4. 

Sylvanus Mead, Corporal, 4th Company, 3rd Regiment. 
Enlisted April 2, discharged December 5. 

Eliphalet Mead, Private, 4th Company, 3rd Regiment. 
Enlisted April 2, discharged December 7. 

Jesse Mead, Private, 4th Company, 3rd Regiment. Enlisted 
April 16, discharged December 5. 

CAPTAIN SAMUEL HUBBELL'S COMPANY. 

Joseph Mead, of Norwalk, Private, 3rd Regiment. Enlisted 
May 20, discharged December 3. 

CAPTAIN ARCHIBALD MCNEIL'S COMPANY. 

Joseph Mead, of Norwalk, Private, 3rd Regiment. Enlisted 
April 15, discharged October 21. 

1760. 

Expedition against Montreal. 

Thaddeus Mead, of Norwalk, Captain, loth Company, 3rd 
Regiment. Said to have been killed during this cam- 
paign, probably at the storming of Oswegatchie in 
August. 

James Mead, of Greenwich, 2nd Lieutenant, 5th Company, 
3rd Regiment, Colonel David Wooster. Killed. 

Joseph Mead, of Greenwich, Ensign, 5th Company, 3rd 
Regiment, Colonel David Wooster. 



so The Mead Family. 

1761. 

Expedition against the Indians. 

Matthew Mead, of Norwalk, Ensign, 12th Company, 2nd 
Regiment. 

JOSIAH Mead, of Greenwich, Private, Captain Thomas 
Hobby's Company. Enlisted April 6, discharged 
December 20. 

Joshua Mead, of Norwalk, Private, Captain Amos Hitch- 
cock's Company. Enlisted April 7, served four weeks. 

1762. 

Expedition against Havana. 

Note — Eleven Companies of the ist Regiment, March, 
1762, joined the expedition against Havana. The loth Com- 
pany of the 1st Regiment did not go, but served with the 2nd 
Regiment at Crown Point. 

Matthew Mead, of Norwalk, Ensign, 5th Company, 2nd 
Regiment. Enlisted July 15, discharged December 7. 

Jesse Mead, of Greenwich, Private, 5th Company, 2nd Regi- 
ment. Enlisted March 19, discharged December 7. 

NEW YORK FORCES. 

1755- 

Zebulon Mead, 2nd Lieutenant, Captain Peter VanDen- 
bergh's Company of Dutchess County. 

1756. 

Zebulon Mead, 2nd Lieutenant, Captain Peter VanDen- 
bergh's Company of Dutchess County. 

Stephen Mead, Private, Captain VanDenbergh's Company 
of Dutchess County. 

1758. 

John Mead, Private, Captain Jonathan Ogden's Company of 
Westchester County. 

1759- 

Gershom Mead, Private, Captain Jas. Holmes* Company of 
Westchester County. With the Connecticut forces in 
1755 and 1758. 



During the Colonial Period. 51 

1760. 

Gershom MeaX), Private, Captain Wm. Gillchrist's Com- 
pany of Westchester County. Killed. 

Daniel Mead, Private, Captain Jacobus Swartout's Company 
of Dutchess County. 

Lewis Mead, Private, Captain Jacobus Swartout's Company 
of Dutchess County. 

One of the descendants of Surgeon Amos Mead, the Hon. 
Seaman Mead, of Greenwich, Connecticut, has in his possession 
an old flintlock-pistol and powder horn, which were carried by 
him through the campaign of 1759, ^^^ upon the powder horn 
is almost perfectly delineated, the relative positions and forts 
of the hostile armies of Ticonderoga. This work was done by 
Dr. Mead while in active service as Surgeon of the 3rd Con- 
necticut Regiment. The horn, besides, has engraved upon it 
the following : 

"Amos Mead, 

" Surgn of ye 3d Conn Reg 

"Ticonderoga October 1759." 

While there is no official record of the services rendered by 
Dr. Amos Mead, as Surgeon of ye 3rd Connecticut Regiment 
during the campaign of 1759, still the author has seen his 
original commission, which was duly issued under the Seal of 
the Colony of Connecticut and signed by the Governor. This 
document is also in the possession of the Hon. Seaman Mead. 
There is, also, no official record of the services rendered by 
Lieutenant Caleb Mead, of Greenwich, who served in Captain 
White's Company, Colonel Jonathan Hart's Regiment, in the 
campaign of 1757; but Mr. Walter C. Mead, of Denver, Colo- 
rado, son of the Hon. Cornelius Mead, of Greenwich, Connec- 
ticut, one of the descendants of Lieutenant Caleb Mead, has 
in his possession the original order of Colonel Jonathan Hart 
of the 9th Regiment to Lieutenant Caleb Mead, of which the 
following is a copy : 



52 



The Mead Family. 



To Lieut. Caleb Mead, Lieut, of the Eaftem Company in 
Horfeneck, 
Greeting you are hereby ordered & commanded to march 
in perfon af Lieut, under Captain Stephen White at the 
head of the fourth part of the Company to which you belong 
which I have thif day ordered to march to the Relief & affift- 
ance of hif Majefty'f forcef & garrifonf at fort Edward &c. 
Given under my hand at Stamford 
thif 7th day of Auguft, A.D., 1757. 

(Signed) Jonth Hart, 

Colonel of ye 9 Regiment. 

The following is a copy of the Commiffion iffued to Lieu- 
tenant Caleb Mead, May 29, 1745. 

Jonathan Law, Esq. : 
Governour and Commander in Chief of Hif 

Majefty'f Colony of Connecticut in New 

England, 
To Caleb Mead, Gent., Greeting : 

You being by the General Affembly of thif 
Colony Accepted to be Lieutenant of the Eaft 
Company or Train-band in the Town of Green- 
wich Repofing fpecial Truft and Confidence in 
your Loyalty, Courage and good Conduct, I do 
by Virtue of the Letterf Patentf from the 
Crown of England to thif Corporation, me 
thereunto Enabling, Appoint and Impower 
you to take the faid Train-band into your Care 
and Charge af their Lieutenant carefully and 
diligently to difcharge that Truft ; Exercifing 
your Inferior Officerf and Soldierf in the ufe 
of their Armf according to the Difcipline of 
War ; Keeping them in good Order and Gov- 
ernment, and Commanding them to Obey you 
af their Lieutenant for hif Majefty*f Service. 
And you are to obferve all fuch Orderf & Direc- 
tionf af from time to time you f hall receive either 
from Me or from other your Superiour Officer, 
purfuant to the Truft hereby repofed in you. 

Given under my Hand and the Seal of thif 
Colony in Hartford the 29th day of May In 
the 1 8th Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign 
Lord George the Second, King of Great- 
Britain, &c. Annoque Domini 1745. 

(Signed) J. Law. 
By Hif Honour*f Command. 
George Wyllys, Seer. 




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During the Colonial Period. 53 

On March 2, 1756, it was voted "that Mr. Nehemiah Mead 
should have liberty to sell the Town stock of Powder as soon 
as he can conveniently to ye Towns best advantage and lay 
out all the money that he shall sell said powder for, in powder 
that is good and put the same into Town stock as soon as he 
conveniently can." 

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS IN THE MILITIA FOR GREENWICH. 

Ebenezer Mead (2), 1728, May 9, was commissioned Lieu- 
tenant of the East Company, or train-band at Horse- 
neck. 

1738, May II, was commissioned Captain of the same 
company. 

Samuel Mead, 1728, May 9, was commissioned Lieutenant of 
the West Company, or trainband at Horseneck. 

John Mead (3), 1735, October 8, was commissioned Captain 
of the West Company, or trainband at Horseneck. 

Caleb Mead, 1745, May 29, was commissioned Lieutenant of 
the East Company, or trainband in the Town of Green- 
wich. 

Benjamin Mead, 1758, May 11, was commissioned Ensign of 
the West Company, or trainband in the Town of Green- 
wich. 

Benjamin Mead, Jr., 1767, October 2, was commissioned 
Lieutenant of the new company, or trainband in the 
Town of Greenwich. 

John Mead (4), General, 1757, October 13, was commissioned 
Lieutenant of the West Company of Greenwich. 
1767, October 10, was commissioned Captain of the same 
company. 

1774, October 13, was commissioned Major in the 9th 
Regiment. 

Matthew Mead, 1773, May 13, was commissioned Captain of 
the new company, or trainband of Greenwich. 

Abraham Mead, Jr., 1774, May 12, was commissioned Cap- 
tain of the Middle Company, or trainband of Green- 
wich, 9th Regiment. 

Ebenezer Mead (4), 1774, October 13, was commissioned En- 
sign of the Middle Company, or trainband of Greenwich. 



54 The Mead Family. 

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS IN THE MILITIA FOR 

OTHER TOWNS. 

Nehemiah Mead, 1746, was commissioned Ensign of the 
2nd Company, or trainband in the town of Norwalk. 
1749, May 1 1, was commissioned Lieutenant of the same 
company. 

Stephen Mead, 1759, October 11, was commissioned Lieu- 
tenant of the Military Company in the Parish of Red- 
ding, 4th Regiment. 

1767, May II, was commissioned Captain of the com- 
pany, or trainband in the west division of Redding 
Parish. 

Matthew Mead, 1773, May 13, was commissioned Captain of 
the company, or trainband in Wilton Parish in the Town 
of Norwalk. 

JUSTICES OF THE PEACE FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY. 

Ebenezer Mead (i), 1703, 1705 to 1709, i7i4to 1728 inclusive. 

Ebenezer Mead (2), 1733 to 1758 inclusive. 

Jabez Mead, 1761. 

John Mead (3), 1753 and 1754. 

Peter Mead, 1760 to 1774 inclusive. 

Stephen Mead, 1768 to 1770 inclusive. 

John Mead (4), General, 1769 to 1774 inclusive. 

Amos Mead, M.D., 1774. 

surveyor FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY. 

Peter Mead, 1770, May 10, appointed by the Assembly. 

DEPUTIES TO the ASSEMBLY FOR GREENWICH. 

Joseph Mead, 1669 and 1671. 

John Mead (i), 1679, 1680 and 1686. 

John Mead (2), 1691. 

Ebenezer Mead (i), 1694, 1699, 1702 to 1704, 1709, 171 1 to 
1714, and 1716. 

Ebenezer Mead (2), 1733, 1734, 1737 and 1738. 

Benjamin Mead (i), 1725 and 1727. 

Jabez Mead, 1738 to 1744, inclusive. 

John Mead (3), 1741 to 1754, inclusive. 

Ebenezer Mead (3), 1744, 1745, 1747 and 1751. 



During the Colonial Period. 55 

JABEZ Mead (Jr.), 175 1, 1753, and 1765. 

Benjamin Mead (2), 1752, 1754, and 1755. 

Eliphalet Mead, 1761. 

Peter Mead, 1774 and 1775. 

John Mead (4), General, 1767 to 1775, inclusive. 

Amos Mead M.D., 1770 to 1774, inclusive. 

DEPUTIES TO THE ASSEMBLY FOR OTHER TOWNS. 

Samuel Mead, 1727, for Stamford. 

Nehemiah Mead, 1749, for Norwalk. 

Stephen Mead, 1768 to 1770, inclusive, for Redding. 

some probate matters. 

1703, October 14, the Assembly upon the request of Rachel 
Mead, widow and relict of Nathaniel Mead, late of the 
Town of Greenwich, deceased, granted " full power to 
Capt. Jonath. Sellick and Deacon Sam*ll Hoyt to give 
legall conveyances of severall parcells of land, which 
the said Nathaniel Mead sold and alienated in his life- 
time, but did not give deeds thereof, viz.: a small parcell 
of woodland of about eight acres and a halfe lying in 
the bounds of Greenwich and five roods of meadow 
lying in the bounds of Stamford ; also his right in Cos- 
cob Neck : also ten acres of land exchanged by the said 
Nathaniel Mead for ten acres of land, which is inven- 
toried to the estate of said Mead." The trustees re- 
fused to accept the trust reposed in them and the 
Assembly of October 13, 1709, appointed James Ferris, 
Jr., of Greenwich, '* who hath marryed the said Rachel 
Mead, widow, to give legall and sufficient conveyances 
to the severall pieces of land aforementioned." 

1727, October 12, Josiah Mead, as Administrator of James 
Ferris, petitioned the Assembly for permission to sell 
decedent's real property. 

1734, October 10, Susannah Mead, as Administratrix of James 
Mead, late of Greenwich, petitioned the Assembly for 
permission to sell decedent's real property. 

1757, October 13, Nehemiah Mead, of Norwalk, appointed to 
sell land of Amos Munrow, deceased, late of Ridgefield. 

1760, May 10, Nathaniel Mead, petitioned the Assembly to 
sell land of Jonathan Fiske, deceased, late of Greenwich. 



56 The Mead Family. 

1761, May 12, Matthew Mead and Jeremiah Mead, of Norwalk, 
as Administrators of the Estate of Thaddeus Mead, 
petitioned the Assembly for permission to sell decedent's 
real property. This is said to be Captain Thaddeus 
Mead, of the loth Company, 3rd Connecticut Regiment, 
who was killed during the campaign of 1760. 

1763, May 12, Jemima Mead, as Administratrix of James Mead, 
deceased, late of Greenwich, petitioned the Assembly 
for permission to sell decedent's real property. 

1 77 1, May 9, Matthew Mead, of Norwalk, as Administrator of 

Betty Whelpley, deceased, petitioned the Assembly for 
permission to sell decedent's real property. 

1772, May 14, Petition of Titus Mead and Sarah Mead, Ex- 
ecutors of the will of Jabez Mead, who was Executor 
of the will of David Mead, to sell land of David Mead, 
deceased. 

1772, May 14, Petition of Benjamin Mead, Jr., as Administra- 
tor of Gideon Mead, deceased, for permission to sell 
decedent's real property. 

SOME LAW SUITS TAKEN ON APPEAL TO THE ASSEMBLY. 

1 75 1, October 9, Justus Bush vs. Nathaniel Mead, costs allowed 
respondent by the Assembly, £17 os od. Old tenour. 

1756, October 14, Nathaniel Barnum, of Danbury vs. Stephen 

Mead, of Fairfield. Action to partition land. Decision 
reserved by the Assembly and a new tryal ordered. Costs 
to abide the event. 

1757, May 12, on petition of Stephen Mead and Samuel Close 

of Greenwich vs. Thomas Close. New tryal denied. 
Costs allowed respondent ;g'4 15s 7d. Lawful money. 

1763, May 12, on the petition of Gideon Reynolds vs. John 

Mead. Prayer denied. Costs allowed respondent £2 
9s 8d. 

1764, October 11, on the same as above vs. Jonas Mead. Pe- 

tition denied. Costs allowed respondent £2 17s 9d. 
Lawful money. 

1764, October 1 1, on petition of Josiah Mead, Executor of John 
Marshall, et al. vs. John Marshall, Jr. Costs allowed re- 
spondent £2 15s 4d. Lawful money. 

1766, October 8, on petition of Josiah Mead of Greenwich vs. 
John Marshall and William Bush, Amos Mead and 
Ruth his wife, children and heirs of Justus Bush, de- 
ceased, late of Greenwich, praying for the recovery of 
certain real property. 



CHAPTER VIII. 

THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR. 

THE Battle of Lexington, April 19, 1775, marks the be- 
ginning of that long and bloody struggle for American 
independence known as the Revolutionary War, during which, 
half of the hardships, privations and sufferings undergone by 
our ancestors, in defence and maintenance of their rights, has 
never been told. 

At the outbreak of the war, some, from their loyal and re- 
ligious zeal immediately sided with the enemy. However, 
they did not at that time openly avow their design. So little 
spirit was shown on the part of the tories within the limits of 
the town up to 1777, that a vote sustaining the Declaration of 
Independence, and the Continental Congress was passed in 
town meeting without a dissenting voice. Yet there were dis- 
affected ones, as the event proved ; and before the war was 
finished, ninety-two men, but none of the Mead family, had 
gone over to and openly joined the ranks of the enemy from 
the Second Society alone. 

After the British had occupied New York, there arose 
another class of men, called cowboys, who were much worse 
than the tories. This body was composed of certain lawless 
characters, who seized upon every opportunity for plunder with 
avidity. They committed their depredations both upon the 
Americans and the enemy. Old grudges contracted before 

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58 The Mead Family. 

the war were now satisfied with relentless vigor, and the 
Americans suffered the most from these wretches. And inas- 
much as they did by far the greater injury to the Americans, they 
were often assisted by British troops to carry out their nefarious 
designs. Skulking about at night in the woods and by-places, 
they would shoot down the inhabitants when they least sus- 
pected that an enemy was near. Their mode of warfare can 
only be compared with that of the Indians in the early history 
of the country. A few instances will show the bloodthirsti- 
ness which they had attained to about the close of the 
war. 

Shubal Merritt, whose family is now extinct, was one of these. 
With one of his boon companions, he was lurking about the 
village of Rye, New York, for the accomplishment of some 
hidden purpose. An aged man was ploughing in a field near-by 
their hiding place, and as he diligently pursued his labors back- 
ward and forward across the lot, they were whiling away the 
time by playing cards. Finally, Shubal proposed a game to 
decide which should shoot the man. The result was against 
Shubal, who, as the old man approached them slowly with his 
team, deliberately raised his musket, and shot him through the 
heart. After the war was over, the murderer suffered his just 
deserts. A son of his victim met him and shot him dead upon 
the spot. And so great was the feeling of hatred to him on 
the part of the citizens, no notice was taken of the act. 

Captain Sylvanus Mead, of Greenwich, Connecticut, a veteran 
of the French and Indian War, one of the Committee of 
Safety, and captain of a company of Rangers, was constantly 
watched and hounded by these wretches. They finally, during 
the early part of the year of 1780, traced him to the old Ralph 
Peck place at Mianus, Connecticut, and one of them knocked 
at the door. He called out from within " Who's there," when 
one of them answered by firing through the door. The ball 



The Revolutionary War. 59 

struck Captain Mead wounding him fatally, and he died the 
following day. 

He was born January 19, 1739, and served in the French 
and Indian War as Corporal in Captain Hobby's Company, 
3rd Connecticut Regiment, in the campaig^n of 1759 against 
Crown Point and Fort Ticonderoga, The enemy was compelled 
to vacate the fort on the 27th day of July. At the commence- 
ment of the Revolutionary War, he received a commission as 
Ensign in Captain Ebenezer Hill's Company, 7th Connecticut 
Regiment, Continental Line ; was at the siege of Boston, and 
promoted to ist Lieutenant, Captain Samuel Keeler's Com- 
pany, Colonel Phillip B. Bradley's Battalion, Wadsworth Bri- 
gade, Connecticut State Troops, May, 1776. He was stationed 
during the greater part of the summer and early fall of 1776 at 
Bergen Heights (now Jersey City), and in October of that year 
was ordered up the river to the vicinity of Fort Lee, then 
under General Greene's command. In November most of the 
regiment, including Lieutenant Mead's Company, was sent 
across the river to assist in the defence of Fort Washington, 
which on the i6th day of November, 1776, was captured with 
its entire garrison, among whom was Lieutenant Mead. He 
was afterwards exchanged and promoted to captain of a com- 
pany of Rangers raised by order of the Assembly of Connecti- 
cut, May 8, 1777. 

He married, June 2, 1763, Sybil, daughter of Jonah Wood, 
of Huntington, Nassau Island, by whom he had Whitman, 
Piatt, Gideon, and Asel. 

Dr. Amos Mead, of Greenwich, Connecticut, who was ye 
Surgeon of ye 3rd Connecticut Regiment in the expedi- 
tion against Crown Point and Ticonderoga in 1759, and also 
one of the Committee of Safety, was so chased and hunted 
by these men as to be obliged to travel about back in the 
country for a whole winter. He retraced by night the tracks 



6o The Mead Family. 

he had made by day, and then moving off a short distance in 
another direction, spent the night in the first sheltered place 
that could be found. In the early spring following the winter of 
1780, he came down to look at a field of wheat growing some dis- 
tance back of his house, but, on arriving at a certain point in 
the road, he turned back, for he was impressed with the idea 
that he must not go any farther, but how to account for the 
impression he knew not. A few days after a neighbor met 
him and told him that five men bent on taking his life were 
in that very wheat-field with their loaded muskets aimed at a 
certain point in the road where he must have passed had he 
proceeded. Dr. Mead, wisely acting on this timely warning, 
retired again into the country. 

Benjamin Mead (2), the father of Captain Sylvanus, moved 
to Quaker Ridge (North Greenwich). He also had a son 
Benjamin (3), who kept the old homestead formerly occupied 
by Mr. Solomon S. Mead, but now by Dr. Fred Hyde, a 
descendant of Benjamin Mead. During the Revolutionary 
War the old place was raided by a party of British and tories. 
Obadiah, son of Benjamin (3), was then quite a lad. His sisters 
Anna and Phebe, who were younger, hid with their mother in 
the cellar of the old house as the redcoats marched up the 
road and their father and the older girls, Mary and Theodosia, 
barricaded the doors and windows, while Obadiah, the only 
son, solicitous for the cattle without, drove them into the barn- 
yard and then beat a hasty retreat to a neighbor's bam. An 
unfriendly tory, knowing the fact, informed the British soldiers 
who surrounded the bam, threatening to set fire to it unless he 
came out. He, too brave to surrender, jumped from the barn 
and ran across the orchard towards the rocks above Dyspepsia 
Lane, but the British followed. Seeing that escape was impos- 
sible, Obadiah surrendered, only to be immediately fired at and 
instantly killed. The ball passed through his left arm and 



The Revolutionary War. 6i 

entered his side. For several generations the place of his burial 
was a sacred spot to the members of the family, and now, 
though unknown, it is not forgotten in memory. The coat he 
wore, showing the bullet holes and blood stains, has been pre- 
served all these years, and is now in the possession of Mr. 
Solomon S. Mead. After killing the son, the redcoats forced 
their way into the house, but unable to find the father, they 
departed, taking with them the horse and all the geese. 

General John Mead's house was repeatedly plundered and 
his cattle driven off by the tories and cowboys, his buildings 
torn to pieces, fences burned, and the lives of his family en- 
dangered. So great were their nefarious designs against his 
family that he was eventually compelled to remove them to 
New Canaan, Connecticut. For his losses the State of Connec- 
ticut afterwards gave him a large tract of land in Ohio, then 
considered of little value, and at his death it was divided among 
his children. 

There are two instances of those marauding expeditions 
which have been preserved by the family, as well as many 
other accounts of those dark days. 

One morning while they were at breakfast with some of the 
general's friends, the house was surrounded by a party of the 
Tory Light Horse, and they barely had time to escape through 
the back door, but not unperceived by the enemy. One of the 
horsemen rode up and demanded of Anna, one of the general's 
daughters, then a girl of eighteen, who came to the door, where 
they were hid. She refused to give a satisfactory answer, when 
he declared with an oath that he would kill her, and aimed a 
blow at her head with his sword. She, however, dodged the 
blow, and his sword struck the door-casing, cutting it quite 
in two. This door-casing was visible as long as the house re- 
mained standing, and was a memento of the harshness of war. 
Finding that he could not intimidate her, he remounted his 



62 The Mead Family. 

horse, rode into the house, placed his foot under the edge of 
the table and tipped it over, breaking the dishes. Confront- 
ing a large mirror, he dashed his sword against the glass and 
broke it into a thousand pieces, at the same time exclaiming, 
" there 's Congress for you." General Mead's son, Alan, was at 
that time a very small boy, and he hid behind some evergreens 
in the fireplace. Being very much frightened by their wanton 
and boisterous conduct, he began to cry, when the same tory 
said to him, " stop your noise, or I will cut your head off." 
Anna always declared that she would remember that man, no 
matter where she should see him ; and singular to relate, she 
did often see him in after years in churches and other places. 
At another time, when the oldest son, John, who was Drum- 
Major in the army, was at home on parole, it being a very dry 
time and the well at the house having given out, Mary, another 
daughter, Anna's twin sister, went to a spring some distance 
from the house to rinse some clothes. While there she saw 
her brother John run from the back door in his shirt sleeves, 
through the orchard, to a thicket that had sprung up from the 
roots of a tree that had been cut down, and there conceal him- 
self only a short distance from her. In a few moments she 
was surrounded by the British and Tory Light Horse, who de- 
manded of her where her brother had fled to. When she re- 
refused to give the information, a horseman rode up to her, drew 
his sword and placing it at her breast, swore he would take her 
life in an instant if she did not reveal her brother's hiding-place. 
Her presence of mind did not forsake her, and she explained 
that she came out there early in the morning, had not been from 
there, and therefore under the circumstances could not know 
what had taken place at the house. She was finally successful 
in convincing him that she did not know, and thus saved her 
brother's life, although the place of his concealment was within 
sight, and almost within sound of their voices. 



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After the family removed to New Canaan, Connecticut, Anna 
became acquainted with and married John Eells of that place. 
He also had been a soldier, and was at Ridgefield when that 
place was burned. They had eight children, and removed to 
Walton, Delaware County, New York, where they both died 
at an advanced age. 

Mary married Levi Hanford, also a resident of New Canaan, 
Connecticut. In the month of October, 1776, Levi enlisted in 
a troop of horse, under Captain Seth Seymour, whose duty it 
was to guard and protect the seacoast. On the night of March 
13, 1777, he, together with twelve others of the troop, was de- 
tailed as a guard and stationed at South Norwalk, Connecticut, 
then called Old Well. It was very dark, the weather was in- 
clement, and in consequence, the officers were negligent in 
their duties. During the night they were surrounded by the 
British and tones from Long Island, who came over in whale- 
boats, and the whole guard were taken prisoners, Levi among 
the rest, he being at that time but a mere boy, a little over 
seventeen years of age. The prisoners were conveyed across 
the Sound to Huntington, from there to Flushing, and thence 
to New York. Upon their arrival in that city they were placed 
in the old Sugar House prison in Crown, now Liberty Street, 
near the Old Dutch Church, which at that time was used as a 
riding school for the British Light Horse, but afterwards con- 
verted into, and until recently used as, the General City Post 
Office. Of those who were taken prisoners then, all died in 
prison, of smallpox, or other diseases, except two, Ebenezer 
Hoyt, and Levi Hanford, who lived to be exchanged. The old 
prison, which is now torn down, was a brown stone building, 
six stories high, but the stories were low, the windows small 
and deeply set, making it very dark and confined. It was 
originally built for a sugar refinery, and for a long time was 
used as such. A Mrs. Spicer, who resided in the city, took a 



64 The Mead Family, 

deep and lively interest in the condition of the prisoners, and 
went almost daily to visit them in the prisons and hospitals. 

It was in the year 1782, that Levi Hanford married Mary, 
General John Mead's daughter, and they remained in New 
Canaan, Connecticut, about twenty-five years. In 1808, they 
removed to Walton, Delaware County, New York, with their 
five sons and four daughters, taking possession of a large farm 
and a log house of ample accommodations and settled near 
Anna, Mary's twin sister. On the fifteenth day of September, 
1847, Mrs. Hanford was laid at rest in the burying-ground at 
Walton. Her death was the first in her family. 

In January, 1852, an advertisement appeared in the Journal 
of Commerce^ a New York paper, stating that the advertiser, 
David Barker, Esq., had in his possession a cane made from 
one of the beams of the old Sugar House in Liberty Street, 
and calling upon any surviving sufferer from that old prison to 
send in his name, so that he might have the pleasure of pre- 
senting the relic to him as a support in his declining years. 
To this call only five responded, disclosing the melancholy 
fact that of those prisoners, only five remained alive. Each of 
these applicants sent in with his name a brief account of his 
imprisonment and sufferings. From these statements, it ap- 
peared that Levi Hanford was the youngest of the five when 
imprisoned, and had been confined the longest time. There 
being so many applicants for the cane, it was decided to leave 
the choice to be determined by lot, and the cane fell to Mr. 
Hanford. He was in his ninety-fourth year when he received it. 
So delighted was he with this souvenir of his early years, that 
he always kept it near him, occasionally exhibiting it to those 
who visited him, and cherished and preserved it until the day 
of his death. This cane is now in the possession of his son, 
Mr. William B. Hanford, of Franklin, Delaware County, New 
York. The cane itself is three feet, two inches long, about 



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one inch in diameter, gold mounted, and bears the following 

inscription : 

" Old Sugar House Cane. 

D B 

to 
L H ." 

Among the most inveterate tories was a family by the name 
of Knapp, who lived on what is now known as the Tracy place, 
but none of that family is now living in Greenwich. One o, 
them, Timothy, had been paying his attentions with a view to 
marrying a daughter of Mr. Titus Mead, then living in an old 
house near the comer of Mead Avenue and North Street, 
and on her refusing his hand, he proudly told her, that she 
should yet speak to him, and he would in turn take no notice 
of her. This threat was verified in a more terrible way than he 
intended. Horses were the most valuable booty that the 
refugees could lay their hands on, and knowing that Mr. Mead 
kept a fine horse, which he every night led up the oaken stairs 
to his garret, Knapp with two of his brothers went to the 
house to take it. Mr. Mead had knowledge of their approach 
and stationed a man who was with him at a back window up- 
stairs. It was at dusk, and when the three men had come to 
the door-step, after some words, Mr. Mead fired, the ball pass- 
ing through the door and entering the heart of Timothy Knapp. 
Without waiting to see the result of the shot, his brothers ran 
off in an easterly direction; and at the same time the man 
stationed at the back window sprang out and ran with all his 
might. The remaining refugees, seeing him, and supposing it 
to be their brother, called out, " run, Tim, run,*' which made 
him run the faster. At last, the daughter, opening the door 
and seeing Timothy lying there, asked him if he were badly 
hurt, but he made no answer and it was found that he was dead. 

She had spoken to him, and he had taken no notice of her. On 
s 



66 The Mead Family. 

finding that he was dead, word was sent to his family that his 
body was lying as it fell on the door-step. They paid no atten- 
tion to the messenger, and after the body had lain there for a con- 
siderable length of time, Mr. Mead buried it in a lot belonging 
to the Knapps, in a pair of bars, where they must have driven 
over it in going in and out. Afterwards the family took up 
the body and buried it close by the house where he was shot, 
and his bones still rest there. A line of willow trees now mark 
the spot, a little way south of the house. 

Another class, not so violent in their individual conduct, but 
equally inimical in other respects, was composed of those who 
under guise of permits from the English, resided here without 
molestation from the enemy, and in return for this privilege, gfave 
them sufficient and well-timed information of the doings of the 
Americans. There was quite a large number of this class scat- 
tered in different parts of the country ; and we cannot but 
deplore the situation of our forefathers, thus situated with 
spies and tones in their midst and the enemy close at hand. 

During the war a paper was published in the City of New 
York by one Rivington, called the Rivington Press. This paper 
was professedly and to all outward appearances devoted to the 
British cause. It was, however, afterwards known to have 
aided the Americans much, and it is said that it was under the 
control of General Washington himself. The hostile appear- 
ance of the sheet deceived the Americans as well as their 
enemies. About half a dozen Greenwich men resolved that 
the publication of the Press should be stopped, and they stole 
into the city, destroyed the printing-press, and bagged the 
type, which they brought off with them from the very midst 
of a watchful enemy. Messrs. Andrew and Peter Mead were 
the principal men of the expedition. It is said that they only 
of the company were able to carry the bags of type from the 
printing office to the street, and throw them across the backs 



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of their horses. After the type was brought to Greenwich it 
was totally destroyed, except enough to print the names of the 
members of the company, which the veterans kept for a long 
time in memory of their exploit. 

During the period that New York was occupied by the 
British, their vessels had almost complete command of the 
waters of Long Island Sound. There were, however, many 
daring men engaged in a sort of privateering against them, and 
among these were Captain Andrew Mead and Elnathan Close, 
of Greenwich, with quite a large company of men. They 
went upon their expeditions in whale-boats, which might easily 
be hidden in the smaller bays along the coast and glide through 
shallow water in escaping or attacking the enemy. 

In one of their expeditions, they proceeded by night to 
Ferry Point and seized upon a small store vessel and brought 
her off with them. She was anchored in a small inlet known 
as Chimney Corner. The prize was so valuable a one, that 
the enemy pursued them with one of their sloops of war and 
anchored off Chimney Comer a short distance from the shore ; 
but the people of Greenwich collected for the defence of the 
prize, and fired upon the sloop from behind a knoll with a six- 
pounder, which was the only large gun in the town. The first 
shot struck upon the vessel's deck and wounded a dog, as was 
supposed from his sudden yelping. Other shots were fired and 
replied to by the enemy's guns, but finding it impossible to 
retake the vessel or harm the people upon the shore, the 
British relinquished their efforts and sailed away. Captain 
Andrew Mead was wounded on this occasion in both arms. 
As they were boarding the vessel at Ferry Point, he being the 
first to leap on her deck, received two shots, one in each arm, 
from the marines on guard, who, as the approach had been so 
still, then perceived the attack for the first time. Although 
Captain Mead was wounded, Elnathan Close and his crew, who 



68 The Mead Family. 

boarded the vessel from the opposite side, quickly over- 
powered the marines on the deck and the force below sur- 
rendered with but little resistance. 

The winter of 1 779-1780 was one of the severest on record 
during the war. The Sound was completely frozen over and 
a great amount of snow fell. During the month of January 
1780, some dozen or twenty head of cattle, the most of which 
belonged to Jared Mead, of Greenwich, were driven off in haste 
by the cowboys towards New York. After much solicitation 
on the part of the owners, Messrs. Andrew Mead, Richard 
Mead, and Humphrey Denton, of Greenwich, Connecticut, 
consented to make the daring attempt to cross the enemy's 
lines and retake the cattle. There had been recently a rain- 
storm, which had frozen as it fell, rendering the roads extremely 
slippery and making a hard, sharp crust upon the snow. The 
pursuers, however, went upon the Sound with their horses and 
kept the ice as far as Mamaroneck, New York, and then taking 
the road could track the cattle by the blood which had trickled 
from the prods of the bayonets given them to force them along. 
At Mount Vernon, New York, they retook the cattle and were 
returning when they found that they were being pursued by a 
body of troops under the command of a lieutenant. Their 
horses were tired by their long and swift ride, and they soon 
knew that their only safety was in separation ; and in that case 
even, one must be inevitably taken. Accordingly they left the 
cattle and fled separately in different directions. The enemy 
selected Richard Mead, pursued and took him prisoner. He was 
taken to New York and thrown into the famous Sugar House, 
where he remained for a period of six weeks until exchanged. 

Richard Mead was the son of Dr. Amos Mead, of Green- 
wich, Connecticut, and when he was about to take to himself 
a Colonial dame, in 1798, to share his lot, his father built a 
house and gave it to him as a wedding gift. It was called 



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Dearfield, the "dear" being spelled with an "a," and its fame 
spread far and wide as being a delightful and magnificent 
home, which it really was, and one of the sights of those times, 
as well as it is of these. The immense button-ball tree, which 
stands directly in front of the house, is a landmark. There 
were three standing during the Revolutionary War, the other 
two nearer to where the Presbyterian Church now stands, but 
this is the only one now remaining as a relic of those stirring 
times. The old homestead, the residence of the late Thomas 
A. Mead, Colonel, 9th Regiment, Connecticut Militia, is on 
Putnam Avenue. It was visited by General Lafayette in 1824, 
and is now occupied by a granddaughter and a great-grand- 
daughter of Richard Mead, and a great-great-granddaughter of 
Captain Sylvanus Mead. 

There is another very important Revolutionary incident, 
which while it does not directly concern the family, it might 
be well to relate, and that is General Putnam's perilous 
ride. The author being familiar with the topography of the 
hill as it now is, and having heard traditional accounts of that 
famous ride, which have been transmitted from sire to son, has 
selected the one that seems to him to be the most accurate 
and reliable. It appeared in the Greenwich Graphic j of July 
21, 1897, and by courtesy of the Graphic ^ is reprinted here. 

The Connecticut Historical Collections, published by J. W, 
Barber in 1838, is perhaps the most complete and valuable 
history of Connecticut extant. In this work we find the fol- 
lowing description of Putnam's Hill and the daring exploit of 
General Putnam, also General Putnam's official account of the 
skirmish at Horseneck : 

Putnam's Hill is situated in West Greenwich, about five 
miles west from Stamford, on the main road to New York. 
This place is celebrated for the daring exploit of General Put- 
nam, who descended this precipice when pursued by the British 



70 The Mead Family. 

dragoons. The place is considerably altered in its appearance 
since the Revolutionary War, by a road being blasted through 
the rocks at the summit of the hill, and continued by a cause- 
way to the valley below. A small Episcopal Church formerly 
stood on the brow of the hill, a few feet south of where the 
road is now cut through, and the road passed north, and after 
proceeding to a considerable distance, bent again with a sharp 
angle to the south. The members of the congregation who 
lived below the hill, in order to save the tedious circuit of 
going round in the road, when walking to the church, placed 
stepping stones, in number about seventy, at suitable dis- 
tances, so that foot passengers could ascend the precipice, 
directly up to the church. On the left extends a range of trees 
from the bottom to the top of the hill. These trees now occupy 
the place where the steps or stairs were situated, few or no 
traces of which now remain. 

On the approach of Governor Tryon to this place, with a 
force of about fifteen hundred men. General Putnam planted 
two iron field pieces by the meeting-house, without horses or 
drag ropes. Having fired his cannon several times, Putnam, 
perceiving the dragoons (supported by the infantry) about to 
charge, ordered his men, about one hundred and fifty in num- 
ber, to provide for their safety, and secured his own by plung- 
ing down the precipice at full trot. The dragoons, who were 
but a sword's length from him, stopped short, for the declivity 
was so abrupt that they dared not follow, and before they could 
gain the valley, by going round the brow of the hill in the 
ordinary way, he was far beyond their reach. One shot, how- 
ever, of the many fired at him, went through his hat as he 
was passing down the hill. It has been generally stated that 
Putnam rode directly down the steps, but those who saw him 
pass down the hill say that he took a zig-zag course, commenc- 
ing at the barn north of the house and continuing south until 



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he reached the steps, the lower ones of which he might have 
descended. This course would be sufficiently hazardous, and 
it is believed but very few men could be found who would 
dare make the attempt. 

The following is General Putnam's official account of the 
skirmish at Horseneck : 

Camp at Reading, 

March 2, 1779. 

A detachment from the enemy at King's bridge, consistin g 
of the 17th, 44th, and 57th British Regiments, one of the Hes- 
sians, and two of new levies, marched from their lines for 
Horseneck on the evening of the 25th ult., with an intention 
of surprising the troops at that place and destroying the salt 
works. 

A captain and thirty men were sent from our advanced lines 
from Horseneck, who discovered the enemy at New Rochelle, 
in advance. They retired before them undiscovered, as far as 
Rye Neck, where, it growing light, the enemy observed and 
attacked them. They defended themselves as well as possible, 
and made their way good to Sawpits, where they took advan- 
tage of a commanding piece of ground and made some little 
stand, but the superior force of the enemy obliged them to re- 
tire over Byram bridge, which they took up, and by that means 
had an opportunity of reaching Horseneck in safety. 

As I was there myself to see the situation of the guards, I 
had the troops formed on a hill by the meeting-house, ready 
to receive the enemy as they advanced. They came on briskly, 
and I soon discovered that their design was to turn our flanks 
and possess themselves of a defile in our rear, which would 
effectually prevent our retreat. I therefore ordered parties out 
on both flanks, with directions to give me information of their 
approach, that we might retire in season. In the meantime a 
column advanced up the main road, where the remainder of 
the troops (amounting to about sixty) were posted. We dis- 
charged some old field pieces which were there, a few times, 
and gave them a small fire of musketry, but without any con- 
siderable effect. The superior force of the enemy soon obliged 
our small detachment to abandon the place. 

I therefore directed the troops to retire and form on a hill a 
little distance from Horseneck, while I proceeded to Stam- 
ford and collected a body of militia and a few Continental troops, 
which were there, with which I returned immediately, and 



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72 The Mead Family. 

found that the enemy (after plundering the inhabitants of the 
principal part of their effects, and destroying a few salt works, 
a small sloop and store), were on their return. The officer com- 
manding the Continental troops stationed at Horseneck, mis- 
took my orders and went much farther than I intended, so 
that he could not come up to them with any advantage. I, 
however, ordered the few troops that came from Stamford to 
pursue them, thinking they might have an opportunity to 
pick up some stragglers. In this I was not mistaken, as your 
Excellency will see by the enclosed list of prisoners. Besides 
these, eight or nine more were taken and sent off, so I cannot tell 
to which particular regiments they belonged ; one ammunition 
and one baggage wagon were taken. In the former there were 
about two hundred rounds of canister, grape and round shot, 
suited to three pounders, some slow matches and about two 
hundred tubes ; the latter was filled with plunder, which I had 
the satisfaction of restoring to the inhabitants from whom it 
was taken. As I have not yet got a return, I cannot tell ex- 
actly the number we lost, though I don't think more than ten 
soldiers, and about that number of inhabitants, but a few of 
which were in arms. 

List of prisoners taken at Horseneck, the 26th ult. — 17th 
Regiment, 1 5 privates ; 44th do., 5 privates ; 57th do., 3 privates; 
Loyal American Regiment, 5 ; Emmerick Corps, 8 ; First Bat- 
talion of Artillery, i ; Pioneers, i. — Total 38. 

N. B. — Seven deserters from Emmerick's Corps. 



The following is an account of General Putnam's ride by Mr. 
I. L. Mead, the story having been related to him by his grand- 
father. Rev. Mark Mead, who received his information from 
Colonel Ebenezer Mead, who was standing in the dooryard of 
the house where John Maher#now resides, and saw General 
Putnam as he rode down. 

In those days there was no cut through the rocks, but the 
road ran north some distance, then turned in a southeasterly 
direction, using the old road as it now is half-way down the hill 
and crossing the present road going down on the south side. 
The road in some places was steep. On the top of the hill 
south of Putnam Avenue was the Episcopal Church. Pedes- 
trians, instead of going around the road to the church, took 



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the short cut up the hill. There were flat stones laid to give 
the people a better footing. When I was a boy there was a 
line of bushes where my grandfather told me the steps were. 
As near as I can remember, one comer of the building south 
of the present road stood on the line of steps. Anyone going 
on to the hill will see the impossibility of a horse going where 
these steps were, even at a walk and without a rider. 

The story told in history with the picture of a man riding at 
full gallop down the steps, cut from immense stones brought 
from Voorhis' quarry, is on a par with many yarns that get into 
print. They are only fancy sketches of the writer. 

There are various accounts given as to Putnam's movements 
before the enemy were discovered. Some say that he was at 
a ball the night previous, taking a lady on his horse behind 
him. The ball was near Peck's Land at the house standing 
where the William A. Husted house is. The lady was- the 
daughter of David Bush, who lived in the house now occupied 
by Mr. E. P. Holly, of Cos Cob. 

The Tracy house opposite the present Episcopal Church is 
claimed by some to have been the general's headquarters. 
Others say that his headquarters were at a house standing 
about opposite Mechanic Street, or Sherwood Place, as now 
called. 

There was probably but a small force of men on duty here, 
and they were attacked by a much larger enemy. As soon as 
they caught sight of General Putnam they gave him full chase. 
He stopped to order his men to scatter. They did so, hiding 
behind trees and fences. Putnam started for the hill, and in- 
stead of going around the loop they were so close to him that 
he turned down a cow-path. This was too dangerous for the 
horsemen to follow. Anyone can locate this cow-path where 
General Putnam rode down if they will go where the old road 
joins the present road. By looking up towards Mrs. Button's 



74 The Mead Family. 

house on the north side of the cut, you will see a natural path- 
way. It is very plain to be seen. This was at that time a 
cow-path. General Putnam could ride down there, but anyone 
would know it was dangerous. Anyone going on to the hill 
south of the present road must see that it would be impossible 
to get down there on a horse. 

These conditions and the testimony of reliable witnesses 
(others saw it besides Colonel Ebenezer Mead and give the same 
account) convince me that this account of General Putnam's 
ride is the true one. 

The above account given by Mr. I. L. Mead, practically 
agrees with the story about the ride told to the writer by Mr. 
Jabez Mead. His father related the facts to him, and said 
that that was what General Ebenezer Mead, who stood in his 
doorway, just beyond the foot of the hill told him about the 
rides General Mead saw General Putnam come tearing down 
the cow-path ; saw him turn in his saddle just as he reached the 
bottom of the stone steps and come into the turnpike, and 
holler " damn ye " to the redcoats who stood around the little 
church at the top of the steps, firing at him. — Editor Graphic, 

CONTINENTAL LINE AND CONNECTICUT FORCES. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

John Mead, of Greenwich, Brigadier-General 
Matthew Mead, of Norwalk, Lieutenant-Colonel 
Jasper Mead, Regimental Quartermaster 
Abraham Mead, Captain Matthew Mead, of Greenwich, Capt. 
Caleb Mead, Captain Sylvanus Mead, Captain 

Jasper Mead, Lieutenant Jehiel Mead, Lieutenant 

Andrew Mead, Ensign Jesse Mead, Ensign 

Jeremiah Mead, Jr., Ensign 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Abraham Mead, Sergeant-Major Nathaniel Mead, Sergeant 
Azor Mead, Sergeant Nemiah Mead, Sergeant 

Caleb Mead, Sergeant Peter Mead, Sergeant 

Uriah Mead, Sergeant 



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Edmund Mead, Corporal Halsey Mead, Corporal 

Libbeus Mead, Corporal 

Uriah Mead, Fife Major, ae 80 John Mead, 3d Drum Major 

Daniel Mead, Fifer son of General John Mead 

Oliver Mead, Fifer David Mead, Drummer. 
Samuel Mead, Fifer 
Thespt. Mead, Fifer 

PRIVATES. 



Abel Mead 
Abijah Mead 
Abraham Mead, 3d 
Benjamin Mead 
Calvin Mead 
Charles Mead 
David Mead 
Ebenezer Mead 
Ebenezer Mead 
Elias Mead 
Elijah Mead 
Elkanah Mead 
Ely Mead 
Eneck Mead 
Enoch Mead 
Epenetus Mead 
Esben Mead 
Henary Mead 
Henry Mead, Jr.* 



Isaac Mead 
Israel Mead 
Jacob Mead 
James Mead 

ared Mead 

eremiah Mead, ae 85 

espor Mead 

esse Mead 

ohn Mead 

onathan Mead 

onah Mead 

oseph Mead 
.-^osiah Mead 
Jothem Mead 
Levi Mead 
Lockwood Mead 
Matthew Mead 
Nathan Mead 



Nathaniel Mead, 3d 
Nemiah Mead, Jr. 
Netus Mead 
Obediah Mead 
Reuben Mead 
Richard Mead 
Silas Mead, Jr. 
Smith Mead, ae 80 
Solomon Mead 
Stephen Mead 
Thaddeus Mead 
Thaddeus Mead ae 76 
Theophilus Mead 
Thomas Mead 
Titus Mead 
Uriah Mead 
William Mead 
Zaccheus Mead. 



CONTINENTAL LINE AND NEW YORK FORCES. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Hezekiah Mead, Captain Job Mead, Captain 

Joel Mead, Captain 

Mead, Lieutenant Nathaniel Mead, Lieutenant 

William Mead, Surgeon Enoch Mead, Adjutant 

Jacob Mead, Ensign Jehiel Mead, Ensign. 

Non-commissioned officers. 



Andrew Mead, Sergeant 
Libbeus Mead, Sergeant 
Joshua Mead, Sergeant 
Ezekiel Mead, Corporal 
Stephen Mead, Corporal 



Jonah Mead, Sergeant 
Isaiah Mead, Sergeant 
Sely Mead, Sergeant. 
Halsey Mead, Corporal 
Joseph Mead, Drummer. 



^ Similar names are not duplications, but different individuals having the same 
name. 



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Aaron Mead 
Abner Mead 
Abraham Mead 
Amos Mead 
Aron Mead 
Bille Mead 
Calvin Mead 
Daniel Mead 
David Mead 
Duncan Mead 
Ebenezer Mead 
Edmund Mead 
Edward Mead 
Eli Mead 
Ethan Mead 
Gilbert Mead 
Henry Mead 
Isaac Mead 
Ismael Mead 



PRIVATES. 

Israel Mead 
Israel Mead, Jr. 
~ames Mead 
eremiah Mead 
esse Mead 
ob Mead, Jr. 
oel Mead 
ohn Mead 
onathan Mead 
oseph Mead 
osiah Mead 
King Mead 
Levi Mead 
Louis Mead 
Marsel Mead 
Marshall Mead 
Marshel Mead 
Martial Mead 
Moses Mead 



Nathan Mead 
Nathaniel Mead 
Nehemiah Mead 
Noah Mead 
Paschel Mead 
Richard Mead 
Selah Mead 

Silas Mead ^ 

Silas Mead, Jr. 
Smith Mead 
Thaddeus Mead 
William Mead 
Zachariah Mead 
Zalock Mead 
Zebibediah Mead 
Zebulon Mead 
Zelek Mead. 



CONTINENTAL LINE AND VERMONT FORCES. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

James Mead, Colonel. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 



Abner Mead, Sergeant 
Jacob Mead, Corporal 

Jacob Mead, Fifer 



Abner Mead, Corporal 
Philip Mead, Corporal 
Truman Mead, Fifer. 



PRIVATES. 



Amos Mead 
Benjamin Mead 
Ezra Mead 
Henry Mead 
Isaac Mead 



James Mead 
Philip Mead 
Rufus Mead 
Stephen Mead 
Timothy Mead 



Timothy Mead, Jr. 
Timothy Mead, 3d 
Truman Mead 
Zebulon Mead 
Zebulon Mead, Jr. 



In response to the first call for troops following the Battle of 
Lexington, April 19, 1775, quite a number of the family re- 
sponded, entered the Continental Line, and participated in 
the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Assault on Quebec. Dur- 
ing that year Connecticut had eight regiments in the field, five 



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at Boston, and three in the Northern Division with forces from 
Vermont. 

In addition to the large force of New York troops at the 
Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, Connecticut had in the 
field during that campaign eight Continental Regiments, and 
nine State Regiments, among this number was the 9th Regi- 
ment under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel John Mead, 
and upon an urgent request from the Commander-in-Chief for 
reinforcements, the militia consisting of fourteen regiments 
west of the Connecticut River and nine regiments east of the 
Connecticut River were ordered out. At New York these 
regiments were assigned to different posts and the brigade itself 
was divided with the militia into three or four brigades, one 
battalion of which was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel Mat- 
thew Mead. The regiments saw much service during the sum- 
mer and fall, some of them being engaged at the Battle of Long 
Island, the Retreat from New York, the Battle of Harlem 
Heights, the Battle of White Plains, and the Capture of Fort 
Washington. At the close of campaign a considerable number 
of the officers and men re-entered the Continental Line of 1777. 

During the campaign of 1777, most of the troops were with 
the forces from New York and Vermont, and were at the Bat- 
tle of Bennington and the Battles of Saratoga. The militia 
and remaining troops were engaged against Tryon in his raid 
upon Danbury, April 25-28, or in Meig's Sag Harbor Expedi- 
tion, May 23. 

The Campaigns of 1778-1781. The troops and militia, ex- 
cepting the Continental Line, had many engagements in pro- 
tecting the State from the numerous raids made by Tryon upon 
various towns, and Arnold's attack upon New London. The 
siege of Yorktown and the surrender of Lord Cornwallis, October 
19, 1 78 1, practically ended the war, although the Treaty of 
Peace was not signed until September 3, 1783. 



78 The Mead Family. 

Brigadier-General John Mead (4) was a direct descendent 
from the first John, through the oldest sons. His mother was 
Elizabeth Lockwood, of North Greenwich. He was born in 
Horseneck about 1725, died December 3» 1790, and was buried 
in the old burying ground at the summit of Put's Hill, but the 
spot is no longer known. In personal appearance he was short 
and very fleshy, so much so that a story is told of his tailor, 
who having made a vest for him, by way of experiment but- 
toned it around himself and four other men. In character he 
was extremely firm and decided, sometimes looked upon as a 
little severe, but, like all Meads, exceedingly just. He spent 
the whole of his life in Horseneck, having there a large farm. 
His residence was almost the first one in the village of Green- 
wich, entering it from the west, and was standing up to within 
a very few years. He was a member of the Legislature of Con- 
necticut for eight years before the Revolutionary War, eight 
years during the Revolutionary War and after the Revolution- 
ary War until 1788, two years before his death, making twenty 
consecutive years. He was Justice of the Peace for Fairfield 
County from 1769 to 1774 inclusive; commissioned Lieutenant 
of the West Company of Greenwich on the thirteenth day of 
October, 1757; promoted to Captain on the tenth day of 
October, 1767; and on the thirteenth day of May, 1773, re- 
ceived his commission as Major in the 9th Regiment, Connec- 
ticut Militia. 

At the commencement of the Revolutionary War, King 
George sent him a commission as Captain, which he declined. 
He was commissioned Major when he entered the American 
Army ; three weeks afterward was promoted to Lieutenant-Col- 
onel, and three years before the war closed, was commissioned 
Brigadier-General. His Major's commission was at one time 
found by the British and tories among his papers, when they 
surrounded and plundered his house during the war, and by 



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them carried off as evidence against him, should he by any 
chance of war fall into their hands. For three years during the 
war he had command of the American lines at Horseneck, and 
for a long distance each way. He saw much active service, 
served on the Brooklyn front with his regiment a few days be- 
fore and during the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, 
and in the retreat from New York had command of the last 
detachment of our troops that left the city. The day on 
which the troops evacuated New York was a remarkably hot 
one, and our men suffered intensely from that and fatigue 
during the retreat. At night, as soon as a place of safety had 
been reached, every one sought rest. The officers found ac- 
commodations on the floor of the hotel and elsewhere, till 
every place was occupied. Lieutenant-Colonel Mead came in 
last, carefully sought a place, and laid down, thoughtlessly ap- 
propriating an officer's feet for a pillow. The officer awoke, 
and in a rough tone demanded who was lying on his feet. 
Lieutenant-Colonel Mead politely apologized, but the officer 
recognizing his voice, cried out, " For God's sake, Colonel, is 
that you. I never expected to see you again alive after the 
dreadful heat and struggle of this day ; make a pillow of my 
feet and welcome, if you can find any rest here." On Septem- 
ber 1S9 he was posted on Harlem Heights and remained 
there until the Battle of White Plains, October 28, 1776, 
in which he was engaged and suffered considerable loss. He 
was afterwards posted at Horseneck and remained there during 
the greater part of the war, and took part in many other en- 
gagements. The sword that he carried through the war is in 
the posession of his grandson, Major Gabriel S. Mead, of 
Walton, New York. 

General Mead was married in 1752, to Mary Brush, daughter 
of Benjamin Brush, of Scotch extraction. A tradition remains 
in that portion of the Brush family, to the effect that their 



8o The Mead Family. 

descent is direct from Robert Bruce, and that on coming to 
this country the name was changed to Brush, to escape the 
possible notoriety that might be connected with the name. By 
this marriage he had nine children. His wife died in 1785, 
aged fifty-five. He married second, Mehetable, widow of 
Jonathan Peck and daughter of Mr. Blackman, of North 
Greenwich, Connecticut, and had one daughter, Mehetabel. 
He died December 3, 1790. 

A few weeks prior to his death, however, General John 
Mead made and executed his last will and testament, which, 
from the following copy taken from the data collected by the 
late Rev. J. H. Hobart DeMille, it will be seen is quite lengthy 
and very explicit. 

In the Name of God, Amen, I, John Mead, of Greenwich 
in the County of Fairfield and State of Connecticut being sick 
and weak in body, but of a sound disposing mind and memory, 
thanks be to God for the same, and calling to mind that it is 
appointed for all men once to die and not knowing how short 
my time may be in this world do make and publish this 
last will & testament in manner following, and first of all I 
grive up my soul to God that gave it hoping to receive 
salvation through the merits of my Saviour Jesus Christ, 
my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried with 
a Christian burial by my executors hereafter to be named, 
and as touching the goods and estate that it hath pleased 
God to endow me with I give and dispose of in the following 
manner. 

First, my will is that all my just debts and funeral charges 
shall be first paid out of my estate. Imprimis, I give unto 
my son John Mead the third of said Greenwich all my land 
Easterly of a line beginning at a heap of stones on the North 
part of my farm by the fence adjoining David Bushes land 
that was formerly Capt. Matthew Mead's and from thence 
running a strait line to the North End of the Burnt Swamp so 
called on the East side of said Burnt Swamp, until it meets 
the fence lately set up on the Easterly side of my wheat lot, 
where the wheat is now growing. Running South as said fence 
now stands by the bars top of Blind Garden Hill so called, 
thence running Easterly as the fence now stands North of 



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said Blind Garden to Dr. Amos Mead land, called the great 
pasture, the whole of said tract of land is bounded Easterly 
and Southerly in part by Dr. Amos Mead's land & in part by 
the road leading from Horseneck to King St. Northerly in 
part by his own land and the land of David Bush & Westerly 
by the other part of my farm, which tract of land I give to my 
said Son John Mead the third, his heirs and assigns forever. 
Except what I may order to be sold out of said tract for the 
payment of my debts. I also give to my Son John Mead the 
third my old bam standing on my land at my field to improve 
it where it is or remove it on to his own land, I also give to 
my said Son John my old sorrel mare & a pair of three year 
old steers, one a yellow one, the other a black white faced one. 
Item, I give unto my other three sons and five daughters viz: 
Alan Mead, Seth Mead, Walter Mead, Mary Handford, Ann 
Eels, Elizabeth Hobby, Mary Ann Sniflen, and my little daugh- 
ter Mehetabel Mead, the remainder of my land in the field so 
called. The said Mary Handford, Ann Eels, Elizabeth Hobby, 
& Mary Ann Sniflen deducting from each of their parts of 
said land what they have already had of my estate, except 
what may be ordered to be sold toward the payment of my 
debts, out of said tract of land which I reserve for that pur- 
pose. And I do hereby give Sd tract of land to said Alan, 
Seth, Walter, Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, and Mehetabel 
to them, their heirs and assigns forever, the said Mary Hand- 
ford, Ann Eels, Elizabeth Hobby, and Mary Ann Sniffen have 
deducted so much from their parts in said land as what they 
have already had out of my estate as above mentioned 
& my Sons, Alan, Seth, Walter, and Mehetabel will have so 
much more in said tract of land than an equal share as my 
other daughters have already had. Said tract of land is 
bounded Easterly by the land given to my Son John Mead, 
Northerly by the land of David Bush, Westerly by the lands 
of Abel Mather, Abraham Merritt & Cole Townsends lands & 
Southerly by the Blind Garden, so called, as the farm now 
stands, and I give liberty for my said children viz : the said 
Alan Mead, Seth Mead, Walter Mead, Mary Handford, Ann 
Eels, Elizabeth Hobby, Mary Ann Sniffen, & Mehetabel Mead 
to pass and repass as they may have occasion to & from their 
said land from the main country road, in the road or path 
where it now goes through the Blind Garden to their said 
lands, they doing no waste or spoil to anyone improving said 
Blind Garden. Item, I give unto my wife Mehetabel Mead 
the use & improvement of my dwelling house & barn standing 
on my home lot, also the use & improvement of my land 



82 The Mead Family. 

South of my Field commonly called Blind Garden containing 
about thirty five or thirty six acres in the whole and is the 
same land my father gave me with the house he bought of 
Peter How & the lands I bought of Dr. William Bush & Capt. 
John Grigg & is bounded Easterly by the road & fence leading 
through Sd Blind Garden with the equal half of the fence as it 
now stands against my son John's land & also the one half of 
the fence against my other heirs being the same line of fence. 
I also give to my said wife Mehetabel Mead the use & im- 
provement of Alans, Seth, Walter, & my daughter Mehetabels 
parts until the said Alan, Seth, & Walter arrive to the age of 
twenty one years & the Sd Mehetabel to the age of Eighteen 
years to assist her in the supporting of my young children 
until the Sd Seth and Walter arrive at the age of fourteen 
years of age my will is they shall be put out to some proper 
trade by my executors hereafter to be named. What I have 
given as above to my said wife Mehetabel if she accepts 
the same in stead of her dower I give it her no longer than 
she shall remain my widow. If she shall marry again after my 
decease, or leave my said dwelling house & go elsewhere to 
live my will is that my Sd wife Mehetabel shall have the use 
and improvement of one third part of my said dwelling house 
& bam & also the use & improvement of one third part of all 
my real Estate during her natural life except such part of my 
real estate as may be found necessary to be sold toward the 
payment of my debts and no more. Item, I also give unto 
my three Sons Alan Mead, Seth Mead, & Walter Mead to 
them, their heirs and assigns forever, to be Equally divided 
between them after the decease of my said wife Mehetabel my 
said dwelling house & bam & about thirty five or thirty six 
acres of land in the same Blind Garden being the same house 
barn & lands that I have given my said wife Mehetabel the 
use of in lieu of her said dower and if either of said brothers 
viz : Alan Mead, Seth Mead, or Walter Mead shall die before 
they arrive to the age of twenty one years then the other one 
or two as the case may happen shall have his or their parts 
divided to him or them & not amongst the other heirs & 
farther my will is that if my daughter Mehetabel shall die 
before her marriage or before she shall arrive at the age of 
twenty one years then her part of my estate shall be Equally 
divided to and amongst the sisters & not amongst the sons. 
Item, I order my timber land lying in the Society of Stanwich 
East of Amos Mills dwelling house to be sold & the avails 
thereof to be applied to the payment of my debts. I also 
order my movable estate to be sold for the same purpose by 



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my Executors hereafter to be named, except what I shall 
reserve for the use of my family & what by land & movable 
estate shall fall short in the payment of my debts my will that 
so much of my land be sold by my said Executors of my farm 
at Close's Field so called as will pay & settle the whole out of 
that part I have given to my son John & also out of the parts 
of the other heirs so as will do equal justice to the whole as 
nigh as may be. And I reserve out of my movable estate for 
the present use of my family two cows, my black mare, four 
swine, five sheep, one porridge pot, one dish kettle, one tea 
kettle, two cider hogsheads, one cedar washing tub, & four 
chairs, one trammel & the provisions that may be in the house 
for the use of my family only at the time of my decease, also 
one feather bed & furniture for the same. 

Item, I give to my wife Mehetabel in the condition they 
may be in at the time of my decease all the household goods 
& furniture that is mine by virtue of my marriage with her 
that she brought to me & those that is in the hand of her son 
Jonathan Richard Peck provided she my said wife pay all his 
debts & costs that has arisen on the debts & now due against 
the estate of Jonathan Peck late of said Stamford dec'd on 
which estate she is administrator & also pay to Major John 
Davenport his fees as an attorney in the action brought 
against me by Frederic Whiting, Goal Keeper of Danbury, on 
account of her son Abraham Peck & if my said wife shall 
neglect to pay up the same agreeable to the average made out 
against said Estate & the cost that has arisen & still unpaid 
then my will is that so much of my household goods & 
furniture that is now in the hands of the said Jonathan 
Richard Peck & those she my said wife brought to me should 
be sold by my said Executors hereafter to be named as will 
fully satisfy the debts & costs aforesaid, which are as I suppose 
now in the hands of John Davenport, Esq., attorney &c., & 
the several articles above-mentioned that I have given for the 
present use of my family is to remain under the direction of 
my wife for the use of my said family, until the marriage 
or decease of my said wife & then to be sold for the use & 
benefit of my five daughters viz : Mary Handford, Ann Eels, 
Elizabeth Hobby, Mary Ann Sniffen, & Mehetabel Mead to 
be equally divided to and among them & their heirs and 
assigns forever & I do hereby nominate & appoint my wife 
Mehetabel Mead & my brother Nathaniel Mead of said Green- 
wich to be Executor of this last will & testament, revoking & 
making void all former wills by me made, ratifying, publishing 
& confirming this, and this only, to be my last will & testament. 



84 The Mead Family. 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 
6th day of August Anno Domini 1790 

John Mead 
Signed Sealed Published & Declared by the Testator 
TO BE HIS Last Will & Testament in our Presence 
& Hearing 

John Addington 
Richard Mead 
Beale Lewis 

Colonel James Mead, of Vermont, born September 6, 1730, 
died January 17, 1805, was a direct descendant of the first John. 
His father was Timothy, who was the son of Jonathan, the 
fourth son of John (i). He was Colonel of the Vermont Militia 
during the Revolutionary War and served at Ticonderoga, 
June 29 to July 8, 1777; also in guarding the frontier, May 6 
to 12, 1779. He married, August, 1752, Mercy Holmes, by 
whom he had Sarah, James, Abner, Samantha, Stephen, Mercy, 
Dorcas, Hannah, Damarius, Tameson, William, and James. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Matthew Mead was a direct descend- 
ant of the first Joseph. His father was Jeremiah and his 
mother was Hannah St. John, of Norwalk, Connecticut. He 
was bom in Norwalk, August 20, 1736, married February, 1760, 
Phebe Whelpley, and died February 26, 18 16. He enlisted in 
the army, September 8, 1755, as private in Captain Samuel 
Hanford's Company, French and Indian War, served in the 
Expedition against Crown Point; in 1758 was commissioned 
Quarter master of the 4th Regiment in the Expedition against 
Crown Point and Ticonderoga ; was commissioned and served 
as Ensign of the 12th Company, 2nd Regiment, in the Ex- 
pedition against the Indians in 1761, and in 1762 as Ensign of 
the 5th Company, 2nd Regiment, in the Expedition against 
Crown Point. After the termination of the French and Indian 
War, he was on the thirteenth day of May, 1773, commissioned 
captain of the company, or trainband, in Wilton Parish in the 
Town of Norwalk, Connecticut Militia. At the outbreak of 



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the Revolutionary War, he received a commission as Captain 
in the Sth Regiment of Connecticut, Continental Line, was 
engaged in the Assault on Quebec in 1775, and wounded at St. 
Johns, Canada, on the sixteenth day of September, 1775. Dur- 
ing the campaign of 1776, he served as Major in Colonel Still- 
man's Regiment, Connecticut State troops and Continental 
Line, and was in several engagements. The following year, 
1777, he was Lieutenant-Colonel of the 5th Regiment of Con- 
necticut, Continental Line, and in the engagement at Danbury 
during Tryon's raid, and in the Battle of Germantown, October 
4, In the spring of 1778, he had command of the Sth Regi- 
ment of Connecticut, Continental Line. He resigned his com- 
mission May 25, 1778 after the winter of 1 777-1 778, at Valley 
Forge, where he was quartered with his Regiment. 

The following is a copy of a letter sent by Thaddeus Mead 
to his father, Thaddeus Mead, of New Fairfield, Connecticut. 

Camp Bedford, New Purchase, Oct. i, 1780. 
Honoured Parents:— 

I with pleasure sit down to enclose a few lines to you, but 
f time will not permit me to write every particular. I hope 

. these lines may find you in a good state of health ; they leave 

I me so at present, through kind Providence. Perhaps you may 

think not so well of me for not writing to you, when I had an 
opportunity to send home a letter, but something would pre- 
vent. I should have sent a letter by Lieut. Hubbell, but did 
not know that he was going home till the morning before he 
} set out for home. I was employed with making out returns 

till the moment he went. I have no news at present, only that 
we have been wonderfully preserved from the cruel enemy, by 
taking a spy, which brought the plan to light, which was laid 
between that treacherous General Arnold, and the British 
Officer. Had not that spy been taken, we should every one 
I have been numbered with the dead, or prisoners, for we were 

on our march to West Point ; but the wicked plan fell through, 
I Blessed be God for the same. The spy had the plan of the 

fort, and all the works there, the number of men, the whole 
account of the regiments, ours likewise. I soon expect we 
shall move back to Horseneck ; there is an Express gone from 



86 The Mead Family. 

the Governor to General Washington to get orders to move 
back, we expect every hour that we will return. If you get 
settled down I will get a furlough if possible, but for fear I 
should not get a furlough I would not have you delay sending 
me some things, which I stand in need of now, shoes, stock- 
ings, breeches, shirts, mittens, and a handkerchief, for I can't 
get one down here, and I will reward you well. I cannot as yet 
expect to see you for tho I have petitioned in a manner for my 
audience of leave, yet I cannot obtain it, wherefore let me en- 
treat of you to bear with me till such times as it lies in my 
power to make an honourable retreat, and then I shall not fail 
to hasten with the greatest celerity imaginable and give you an 
account of my entertainment, and of the recreation I have had 
in these parts. Till when, I subscribe myself, with a hearty 
presentation of my duty to my Parents and my love and re- 
spects unto all my other friends and relatives. 

I am your obedient Son, 

Thad. Mead. 

P. S. 

I am in want of money. If you can send me a little as soon 
as may be, I shall be over glad. I should be very glad if you 
would come down and see me, for giving directions where to 
come I can't, for we will soon move from this place. 

T. M. 

DEPUTIES TO THE ASSEMBLY DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY 

WAR. 

Peter Mead, of Greenwich, 1775. 
John Mead (4) General, of Greenwich, 1775 to 1783. 
Amos Mead M. D., of Greenwich, 1775 to 1781. 
Benjamin Mead, of Greenwich, 1778. 
Matthew Mead, Colonel, of Norwalk, 1779. 



CHAPTER IX, 

THE WAR OF 1812. 

WAR was declared, June 18 12, and in the spring of 18 13, 
Commodore Hardy, with a British fleet appeared off 
the eastern end of Long Island Sound, and for a length of time 
had almost complete control of the waters of the sound. Many 
vessels were burned or sunk by the enemy, and they pushed 
through the sound nearly to Throgg's Neck. 

At this time the people of Greenwich and vicinity were 
greatly alarmed, and feared the enemy would attempt to land. 
The Pot-pie Company of Horseneck was posted on Field Point ; 
the Cos Cob Company on Captain Noah Mead's Point, and a 
company from North Stamford on Greenwich Point. Mr. Bush 
Mead, one of the Horseneck Company, having been sent from 
Field Point after some straw, found on being challenged by the 
sentinel on his return, that he had forgotten the pass-word, and 
finally stammered out in reply, " Straw, straw for beds." 

Mr. Selah Mead, one of the sentinels on Field Point, seeing 
but little excitement arising from the approach of the enemy, 
put into execution a practical joke of his own. Equipping 
himself in his birthday suit, he slipped without noise into the 
water, and swam silently around the point, where he found 
another sentinel asleep, whom he suddenly clasped around 
the waist, and shook to wakefulness, who awoke the neighbor- 
hood with his cries, supposing he was in the power of a real, 
live mermaid. Soon after this the enemy's ships withdrew to 

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88 The Mead Family. 

the eastern part of the sound, and the several companies were 
dismissed from guard duty. In case of alarm, however, the bells 
were to be rung, and one fine morning shortly after, the greatest 
consternation was created by the fierce ringing of the alarm- 
bells. Men hurried to and fro, and the news spread that the 
British had landed on Greenwich Point during the night, and 
the people, especially in Old Greenwich, were in a terrible 
flurry. The militia was hastily summoned and Major Ebenezer 
Mead, Jr., having collected his forces at Horseneck, hastened 
to the scene of action. Arriving at the meeting-house in Old 
Greenwich, about two miles from the position known to be oc- 
cupied by the supposed enemy, he came to a halt and called 
for volunteers to reconnoiter. Mr. Whitman Mead, a son of 
Captain Sylvanus Mead of the French and Indian and the 
Revolutionary Wars, was the only one there who had courage 
enough to volunteer. Carrying a white handkerchief fastened 
to a cane he started o£f, and on investigation found the sup- 
posed enemy to be a fleet of American gun-boats under Com- 
modore Lewis, who had been in search of one of the enemy's 
privateers, and had landed upon the point for breakfast. Mr. 
Mead so liked the joke that he stayed with the Commodore 
much longer than he should have done, and breakfasted with 
him. In the meantime our forces were in the greatest anxiety 
of suspense, and supposed that their scout had been taken 
prisoner and their flag of truce violated. He, however, re- 
turned safely and explained all to the officers of our forces, 
and they thereupon dismissed the troops and returned home. 
The Treaty of Peace of December 24, 18 14, ended the war, 
and the Battle of New Orleans was fought, January 8, 181 5, 
before notice of the termination of hostilities had been 
received. 

Other members of the family, also, as official records show, 
served from Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, as follows : 



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REGULARS AND CONNECTICUT FORCES. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Ebenezer Mead, Jr., Major. Seth Mead, Captain. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Edmund Mead, Sergeant. Bush Mead, Corporal. 

Leander Mead, Sergeant. Henry Mead, Corporal. 

Bush Mead, Musician. 

PRIVATES. 

Jabez Mead, Job Mead, Rogers Mead, Selah Mead. 
James Mead, Luke Mead, Samuel Mead, 

VERMONT VOLUNTEERS. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Ezra Mead, Ensign. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Josiah Mead, Sergeant. Rufus Mead, Jr., Sergeant. 

PRIVATES. 

Elisha Mead, Joel Mead, Thomas Mead, Jr., 

Helon Mead, Martin Mead, William Mead. 

Henry Mead, Samuel Mead, 

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Thompson Mead, Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding. 

Enos Mead, Major. 

Augustus Mead, Quartermaster-Sergeant. 

Michael Mead, Captain. Orison Mead, Captain. 

Hiram Mead, Ensign. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Ezekiel Mead, Sergeant. Tyler Mead, Corporal. 

Jesse H. Mead, Sergeant. Israel Mead, Corporal. 

Obadiah Mead, Sergeant. Jacob Mead, Corporal. 

William B. Mead, Sergeant. Shadrach F. Mead, Corporal. 

Ezbun Mead, Corporal. William Mead, Corporal. 



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Abraham Mead, 
Abraham Mead, 
Abraham B. Mead, 
Allen Mead, 
Allen Mead, 
Amasa Mead, 
Artemus Mead, 
Beckman Mead, 
Daniel A. Mead, 
David P. Mead, 
Eber Mead, 
Eber Mead, 
Eber Mead, 
Edward Mead, 
Edward Mead, 
Enos Mead, 
Enos Mead, 
Edmund W. Mead, 
Ezekiel Mead, 
George Mead, 
Harvey Mead, 
Henry Mead, Jr., 
Isaac Mead, 
Isaac Mead, 
Isaac Mead, Jr., 



PRIVATES. 

James Mead, 
James Mead, 
James Mead, 
James Mead, 
James Mead, 
ames Mead, 
ames H. Mead, 
eremiah Mead, 
eremiah Mead, 
eudethan Mead, 
onathan Mead 

(seamanV 
ohn Mead, 
ohn Mead, 
ohn Mead, 
ohn Mead, 
ohn Mead, 
ohn Mead, 
John Mead, 
John P. Mead, 
Joseph E. Mead, 
Jotham Mead, 
Levi Mead, 
Lewis Mead, 
Lewis Mead, 
Lewis Mead, 



Martin Mead, 

Nathaniel Mead, 

Nathaniel Mead, 

Peter Mead, 

Peter Mead, 

Philip Mead, 

Ralph Mead, 

Samuel Mead, 

Samuel Mead, Jr., 

Shadrach Mead, 

Smith Mead, 

Smith Mead, 

Smith Mead, 

States M. Mead, 

Solomon Mead, 

Stephen Mead, 

Sylvanus Mead, 

Tyler Mead, 

Walter H. Mead, / 

William Mead, 

William Mead, 

William C. Mead, 

William R. Mead, 

Zalmuna Mead, 

Zadock Mead (name 
also appears as Zo- 
doc and Zadee). 



Major-General David Mead, bom January 17, 1752, was a 
descendant of the first John through the Jonathan branch. His 
father, Darius, was bom in Horseneck, (Greenwich), Connecti- 
cut, March 8, 17 18; removed from there to Nine Partners, 
Dutchess County, New York ; thence to Hudson, New York ; 
thence to Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and thence 
to Crawford County, Pennsylvania, where he permanently set- 
tled. His military record is contained in Chapter VI. 

Lieutenant-Colonel Thompson Mead, bom February 26, 
1774, was a descendant of the first John through the Jonathan 
branch. His father, Jonathan, who was born in Horseneck 






The War of 1812. 91 

about 1727, removed from there to Nine Partners, Dutchess 
County, New York, and thence to Chenango County, where he 
permanently settled. At the commencement of the War of 
181 2, the 17th Regiment, New York Militia, Lieutenant- 
Colonel Thompson Mead, Commanding, was ordered out on 
the first day of September, 18 12, and participated in the Battle 
of Queenstown Heights. 

Colonel Mead, married, February 26, 1795, Miriam Haight, 
by whom he had Julia, Allen, Almira, Thompson, Anson, 
Eliza, Clinton, Sarah, and Thompson, 2d. He was for many 
years Sheriff of Chenango County, New York. 

Major-General Ebenezer Mead (4), of the Connecticut 
Militia, a direct descendant from the first John through the 
Ebenezer branch, was born December 12, 1748, and died in 
18 1 8. He served during the Revolutionary War as a private 
in Captain Hobby's Company, Colonel John Mead*s Regiment, 
and after the Revolutionary War gained distinction as a train- 
ing master in the militia. He was Major in the Connecticut 
Militia during the War of 18 12, and at the time of the British 
scare, caused by the appearance of a British fleet, under Com* 
modore Hardy, o£F the eastern end of Long Island Sounds 
which had almost complete control of the sound to Throgg's 
Neck, he was detailed to guard the coast against an invasion 
of the enemy. He had his forces stationed at several of the 
most strategic points, and through his vigilance the enemy was 
unable to effect a landing and was finally compelled to with- 
draw its forces from the waters of the sound. 

He married, April 6, 1769, Nancy, daughter of Eliphalet 
Mead, by whom he had Nancy, Hannah, Marilda, Ebenezer 
(5), Rheumah, Jabez, and Amy. 

Joseph E. Mead, of the Joseph line, * William, ' Joseph, 
•Joseph, * Israel, * John, 'Joseph E., born June 12, 1796, when 
but seventeen years of age was drafted into the army. War of 



92 The Mead Family. 

1812. He enlisted afterwards, and just before the war closed, 
was sent with his regiment to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to guard 
the frontier against the incursions of the Indians. In those 
days that was a long distance from New York, and as he had 
been so long separated from his family, he had lost all traces 
of them in the various changes of residence which they made. 
When he was mustered out of service, he remained in the 
vicinity of Green Bay, cultivating a tract of land, and traffick- 
ing with the Indians, sometimes extending his travels into 
Illinois, and often visiting Fort Dearborn. This fort was situ- 
ated on the Chicago River, near the lake, and was surrounded 
for miles by a low marshy country, apparently unfit for cultiva- 
tion, but which is now occupied by the City of Chicago and its 
suburbs. Joseph E. lived to see a beautiful city rise up from 
the swamp, and ever loved to relate his adventures among the 
wilds of the Northwest, before the hand of civilization had 
wrought such marvelous changes. He never married, but lived 
near Green Bay until he was about sixty years of age. While 
there, two young men came from McHenry County, Illinois, 
who were acquainted with Thomas R. Mead and his brother 
Charles. Seeing a man in the tavern where they stopped who 
resembled those two, they opened conversation with him, and 
found his name to be Mead also. They inquired if he had 
relatives in Illinois. He replied, " Not that I know of." They 
then told him that they knew two men by the name of Mead, 
living there, Thomas R. and Charles, and that he bore a strik- 
ing resemblance to them both. He said that formerly he had 
brothers of those names, but he had supposed them dead long 
ago, as he had heard nothing from them, or any of his family 
in years ; but that if these men were his brothers, they would 
find that Charles had two fingers chopped off, which he had 
done when they were boys together, and that Thomas had a 
crooked finger. On their return, the young men made known 



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their discovery to Thomas, who recognized in the description, 
his long lost brother, whom all had supposed dead. He wrote 
him a letter, and in a short time Joseph returned to his 
relatives, and spent the remainder of his life with his brother 
Thomas. 



CHAPTER X. 

THE WAR WITH MEXICO, 1846-1848. 

THE principal causes which lead to the Mexican War were 
the annexation of Texas and the aggressive action of the 
United States Government against Mexico. The Battle of 
Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, marked the commencement of active 
hostilities, and on the 13th day of May, 1846, Congress passed 
an Act providing money and men. Quite a number of the 
family volunteered, but owing to the small number of men 
called for, only a few were able to enlist, as appears from 
official records. The Treaty of February 2, 1848, ended the 
war, and the Mexican Government ceded to the United States 
an immense territory in the Southwest and on the Pacific 
Coast. 

REGULARS AND VOLUNTEERS FROM CONNECTICUT. 

Franklin Mead, Co. D., ist Artillery. 

NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS. 

The following communication from the War Department, 
Washington, D. C, dated November 28, 1899, explains itself : 

It is shown by the records on file in this Department that 
one Nicholas Mead was a member of Company D., ist New 
York Volunteers. Nothing has been found of record in this 
Department to show that any other person with surname of 
Mead was a member of any volunteer organization from the 
State of New York in the service of the United States during 
the war with Mexico. 

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It seems that there are no records of the men who served 
during the Mexican War on file in the Adjutant General's 
Office at Albany, therefore the statement of the War Depart- 
ment has not been verified. 

VERMONT. 

During the month of September, 1899, the author received 
a communication from the Adjutant General's Office, Mont- 
pelier, stating that " we have no records of the Mexican War, 
but you can find those who served from Vermont in the War 
Department, Record and Pension Division, Washington, D. C." 

In reply to a request for the information as to those who 
served, the War Department, Record and Pension Division, 
Washington, D. C, under date of November 28, 1899, advised 
" that there are no records on file in this Department of any 
volunteer organization from the State of Vermont in the 
service of the United States during the war with Mexico." 

The fact nevertheless remains, notwithstanding these state- 
ments that the State of Vermont furnished her quota of 
volunteers for service in the Mexican War. 



CHAPTER XI. 

THE CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865. 

THE bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina, the 
first overt act by the seceded States against the Federal 
Government, began on Friday, April 12, 1861. The fort was 
surrendered by Major Anderson on the following day, after an 
attack in which one man was wounded, but none killed. The 
news was published in the papers of Sunday, April 14, 1861, 
and on Monday morning, April 15, 1861, President Lincoln's 
first proclamation, calling for 75,000 men to suppress the re- 
bellion, was issued. This was followed, May 3, 1861, by an 
additional proclamation calling for forty more regiments and 
18,000 seamen, and on July 2, 1862, by a call for 300,000 
volunteers. 

At the outbreak of the war, individual members of the 
family were aroused to a degree of enthusiasm and patriotism 
rarely witnessed even during the exciting times of those days, 
and many promptly responded to the first call for volunteers, 
and were early at the front both with commissions and in the 
ranks. The young men who enlisted were the flower of its 
manhood. They were representatives of the leading families 
and in their toilsome marches and battle scai^d campaigns, 
they were nobly sustained by their people at home, who re- 
mained to furnish the " sinews of war." 

Early in the war the women of the family allied themselves 
with soldiers aid societies, which were continued throughout 

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the conflict and proved of invaluable service to the objects of 
their solicitude. It was through their efforts that large sums 
of money were raised and valuable aid given to the Union 
cause. The reverses of the Union Army under McClellan in 
the early summer of 1862 only quickened their patriotic spirit, 
and during the entire conflict the family contributed both men 
and money liberally to the Union cause. Not only were there 
men at the front from Connecticut, New York, and Vermont, 
but also from the great West and Northwest, where members 
of the family had early settled, who were among the first 
pioneers of those wild and unknown regions and had made for 
themselves and their families new homes. In this and various 
other ways the family has become scattered, so much so that 
the author has found the task too diflicult to include in this 
volume the names of those who served in the war from all the 
States or to relate the many deeds of heroic valor displayed on 
the field of battle by individual members of the family, or 
instances of sublime devotion to the Union cause of those who 
remained at home. 
The surrender of General Lee April 9, 1865, ended the war. 

CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Daniel M. Mead, Major, 
Thomas R. Mead, Captain, David W. Mead, Lieutenant. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

George A. Mead, Sergeant, John M. Mead, Corporal, 
Zachariah Mead, Sergeant, John D. Mead, Musician. 

PRIVATES. 

Aaron B. Mead, Francis D. Mead, 

Benjamin L. Mead, Frederick Mead, 

Charles L. Mead, Hanford Mead, 

Edward Mead, Henry H. Mead, 

Edward A. Mead, Hibbard Mead, 

Eliphalet Mead, Isaac L. Mead, 



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ames E. Mead, 
eremiah O. Mead, 
ohn D. Mead, 
lalph S. Mead, 
Rufus Mead, Jr., 



Rufus N. Mead, 
Silas E. Mead, 
Smith Mead, 
Ward B. Mead, 
Watson N. Mead. 



REGULAR AND VERMONT VOLUNTEERS. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

John B. Mead, Colonel, 
John B. T. Mead, Lieutenant. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Egbert H. Mead, Sergeant, Charles B. Mead, Corporal, 
George C. Mead, Sergeant, Charles E. Mead, Corporal, 
C. Eugene Mead, Corporal, Darwin Mead, Wagoner, 

Geo. D. Mead, Musician. 



PRIVATES. 



Cyrus H. Mead, 
Ezra L. Mead, 
Franklin Mead, 
Franklin S. Mead, 



Gardner C. Mead, 
George Mead, 
George A. Mead, 
George E. Mead, 



John A. Mead, 
Morris D. Mead, 
Royal Mead, 
Wolcott A. Mead. 



NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS. 
COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Charles D. Mead, Division Judge Advocate, (Colonel), 
Sidney Mead, Captain, William W. Mead, Captain, 

Henry T. Mead, Adjutant, George W. Mead, Regimental 

Quartermaster, 
Arthur J. Mead, Lieutenant, 

Augustus W. Mead, Lieutenant, George U. Mead, Lieutenant, 
Elias A. Mead, Lieutenant, John Mead, Lieutenant, 

Joseph N. Mead, Lieutenant. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 



Andrew J. Mead, Sergeant, 
Charles Mead, Sergeant, 
Wm. B. Mead, Sergeant, 
Alvin Mead, Corporal, 
EInathan Mead, Corporal, 



Fletcher Mead, Corporal, 
Frank Mead, Corporal, 
Isaac N. Mead, Corporal, 
Judson Mead, Corporal, 
John Mead, Blacksmith. 



MAJOR DANIEL M. MEAD, 



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Abner B. Mead, 
Absalom Mead, 
Adolphus Mead, 
Allen Mead, 
Amzi Mead, 
Asa C. Mead, 
Asael Mead, 
Austin Mead, 
Charles Mead, 
Cyrus Mead, 
Daniel Mead, 
Daniel Mead, Jr., 
Dryas H. Mead, 
Dwight Mead, 
Edward C. Mead, 
Edward C. Mead, 
Edwin F. Mead, 
Elias Mead, 
Frank C. Mead, 
Frederick A. Mead, 
George Mead, 
George Mead, 
George H. Mead, 
George W. Mead, 
George W. Mead, 
George W. Mead, 
Gideon Mead, 



PRIVATES. 

Henry Mead, 
Henry H. Mead, 
Henry W. Mead, 
Jacob Mead, 
ames Mead, 
ames Mead, 
ames Mead, 
ames A. Mead, 
ames M. Mead, 



Lucius H. Mead, 
Lyman Mead, 
Martin Mead, 
Napoleon Mead, 
Nathaniel Mead, 
Nelson H. Mead, 
Norman Mead, 
Oscar Mead, 
Peter C. Mead, 
ames McF. Mead, Ransom H. Mead, 



ames P. Mead, 

. S. Mead, 

ames S. Mead, 

eremiah Mead, 

eremiah C. Mead, 

ohn Mead, 

ohn Mead, 

ohn Mead, 

ohn F. Mead, 

oseph Mead, 

oseph W. Mead, 
Joshua Mead, 
Lafayette Mead, 
Lafayette Mead, 
Lawrence Mead, 
Lemuel D. Mead, 
Lewis M. Mead, (Regular) 



Seneca Mead, 
Seth Mead, 
Sidney M. Mead, 
Stephen Mead, 
Sylvester Mead, 
Thadd Mead, 
Thomas Mead, 
Thomas G. Mead, 
Volney Mead, 
Walter F. Mead, 
Walton Mead, 
Warren Mead, 
William Mead, 
William A. Mead, 
William H. Mead. 



Major Daniel M. Mead, of the John line-Ebenezer branch, 
a descendant of Captain Isaac Howe of the Revolutionary 
War, was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, June 2, 1834. He 
attended Yale College and the Law School at Poughkeepsie, 
New York, was admitted to the Connecticut Bar, practised 
law at Horseneck, married June 16, 1856, Louisa S., daughter 
of the late Colonel Thomas A. Mead by whom he had no 
children, and in 1857, published Mead's History of Greenwich^ 
Connecticut. 

At the commencement of the Civil War, he enlisted, Septem- 
ber 6, 1861, in the loth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer 



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Infantry, as Captain of Company L, and on the fifth day of 
June, 1862, was promoted to Major, loth Regiment Connec- 
ticut Volunteers, for gallant service. While at the front he 
was taken sick with typhoid fever and sent home, where he 
died September 19, 1862. 

Captain Thomas R. Mead, of the John line-Ebenezer branch, 
a descendant of Dr. Amos Mead, Surgeon of ye 3d Con- 
necticut Regiment, French and Indian War, and of Richard 
Mead of the Revolutionary War, was born in Greenwich, Con- 
necticut, April 23, 1836. At the commencement of the Civil 
War, he enlisted, September 6, i86i,as Lieutenant in Company 
I, loth Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, and later was 
promoted to Captain for gallant service. He died of typhoid 
fever at Washington, North Carolina, October 25, 1862, after 
thirty-seven weeks and four days of active service at the front. 

The following is the history of the loth Regiment Connecti- 
cut Volunteer Infantry as written by Brevet Brigadier-General 
John L. Otis, late Colonel of the regiment. 

The loth Regiment of Infantry was recruited late in the 
summer of 1861, mustered into the United States service 
September 30, at Camp Buckingham, Hartford, Connecticut, 
left there for Annapolis, Maryland, October 31, under com- 
mand of Colonel Charles L. Russell, of Derby, and was assigned 
to the First (General J. G. Foster's) Brigade of Bumside's 
Division. The regiment remained at Annapolis two months, 
during which time it became noted for superior drill and 
discipline. 

January 2, 1862, it took transports with the Burnside Ex- 
pedition for North Carolina, remained on shipboard, miserably 
provided for, over five weeks ; then landed February 7, 
and on the eight fought like a regiment of veterans in the Bat- 
tle of Roanoke Island, losing fifty-six killed and wounded — 
the heaviest loss sustained by any regiment engaged. Colonel 



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The Civil War, 1861-1865. 101 

Russell was killed, and was succeeded by Colonel Albert W. 
Drake, of Windsor. 

February 1 1 , the regiment re-embarked and remained on 
transports over a month longer, landing at Slocum's Creek 
March 13, and after a hard day's march and a night bivouac 
in the mud again distinguished itself for steadiness and effi- 
ciency under fire on the morning of the fourteenth, in the 
Battle of Newbern, losing twenty-seven killed and wounded. 
Colonel Drake died June 5, and was succeeded by Colonel Ira 
W. Pettibone, of Winsted. 

The loth Regiment remained in North Carolina during the 
summer of 1862, taking part in all the movements of the 
Army. It was sent to Roanoke Island to suppress a mutiny, 
a battalion was sent to Plymouth to take part in capturing 
some rebel works on the Roanoke River, and the whole regi- 
ment took part in the Trenton and Tarboro expeditions, meet- 
ing the enemy at Rawle's Mills, Hamilton, and Williamstown. 
July 22, all troops in North Carolina were organized into the 9th 
Corps, under command of Major-General Burnside. November 
15, Colonel Pettibone resigned, and the command of the regi- 
ment devolved for a short time upon Lieutenant-Colonel 
Pardee, and then on Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Leggett. De- 
cember 14, 1862, during the Goldsboro Expedition, there was a 
very sharp engagement at Kingston, North Carolina. General 
French, of the rebel army, occupied the town with about 7,000 
men; one of his brigades under Colonel Mallett occupied a 
strong position on the opposite side of the Neuse River, to 
defend the approach to the bridge. Several Union regiments 
had attempted to carry the enemy's position, but were all 
repulsed ; the loth Regiment was then sent for from the rear, 
passing, on its way to the front, one entire brigade and three 
regiments of another. Arriving in position, it charged the 
enemy over three regiments lying down in line of battle, drove 



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the enemy from its position, pursued them to the Neuse 
River, charged and carried the bridge, which was on fire, and, 
swept by four guns in a tete-du-pont^ captured five hundred 
prisoners, a like number of small arms, and eleven pieces of 
artillery, with a loss of one hundred and six killed and 
wounded. From the time the loth Regiment commenced its 
charge, not a soldier of any other infantry regiment took part 
in the engagement. On the sixteenth the regiment took part 
in the engagement at Whitehall, and on the eighteenth, in that 
of Goldsboro. At this time Colonel T. G. Stevenson, 24th 
Massachusetts, commanded the brigade ; General Foster, the 
expedition and the department. December 24, the troops 
then in North Carolina were, by order of the President, made 
to constitute the i8th Corps, with Major-General J. G. Foster 
in command. 

January 29, 1863 General Foster led a division of his troops 
(of which Stevenson's Brigade, including the loth Regiment 
formed a part) to South Carolina, for the purpose of making 
an attack on Morris Island and Charleston. Foster's troops 
were landed on St. Helena Island, where on February 13, 
Major John L. Otis of Manchester, was commissioned Colonel 
and assumed command of the regiment. Before leaving 
the island the regiment established its well-earned reputation 
of being the best drilled and best disciplined of any troops 
in the service. While here General Forster, with thirty 
men from the loth Regiment made a complete reconnoissance 
of Morris Island, and declared it in a condition to be easily 
captured by a small force. But difficulties with Hunter and 
his staff, arising from childish jealousies on their part, resulted 
in Foster's return to Newbem, leaving Stevenson's Brigade be- 
hind, which was soon after assigned to General O. S. Ferry's 
Division of the loth Corps. April 9, 1863, the brigade left 
St. Helena Island for Edisto Inlet, and on the next day the 



The Civil War, 1861-1865. 103 

loth Regiment landed under the guns of Commodore Rogers' 
monitor and drove the enemy from Seabrook Island, losing one 
killed and two wounded. While stationed on this island, the 
regiment was ordered to make a reconnoissance on John's 
Island, out of reach of support from the main body. The 
enemy had taken up the planking of the bridge connecting the 
two islands, and had a good force of infantry, artillery, and 
cavalry stationed so as to prevent relaying it. Colonel Otis, 
having but a single regiment of infantry with him retired to a 
good position and sent back for another regiment of infantry 
and a section of artillery. Meantime the enemy crossed to 
Seabrook Island with the hope of capturing the loth Regi- 
ment before reenforcements could arrive ; but they arrived in 
season and the enemy was attacked with such vigor that they 
were driven from the island in confusion, pulling up the bridge 
planking after them. 

On July 14, Stevenson's Brigade took transports for James 
Island, landed there on the sixteenth, and became a part 
of Ferry's Division, loth Corps. On the seventeenth the enemy 
drove the 54th Massachusetts from its position, where it 
was holding one of the causeways, marched five regiments of 
infantry, a battery, and a squadron of cavalry on the island, 
and unwittingly formed their line of battle so that it left the 
loth Regiment on their right and rear. As our main line of 
battle outnumbered them two to one, and faced them at not 
more than two hundred and fifty yards distance, Colonel Otis 
begged permission to attack their right and rear while at this 
disadvantage, but permission was peremptorily refused. The 
two lines of battle faced each other for a few minutes without 
a shot being fired, then the enemy faced to the right, marched 
deliberately past our front, and off over one of the causeways, 
without molestation. 

Colonel Otis was ordered to " follow them up closely, but in 



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no case to bring on an action." This he did capturing several 
prisoners. There is no doubt that every rebel soldier who 
came on the island would have been killed or captured had an 
attack been ordered. On the morning of the eighteenth 
Ferrj^'s Division marched across Cole's Island to a position 
opposite Folly Island, and after several hours' delay took 
transports for Morris Island — the whole brigade arriving just 
in time to form the third column of attack on Fort Wagner ; , 
but the order to charge was countermanded just as the brigade 
came under fire. Next morning Chaplain Trumbull and Ad- 
jutant Camp, understanding that a truce had been agreed 
upon, went out among the wounded, and inadvertently getting 
within the enemy's lines, were captured and taken to Charleston. 
Two weeks later Colonel Otis was detailed for special duty, and 
Lieutenant-Colonel Leggett having been severely wounded, 
the command of the regiment devolved temporarily upon 
Major E. S. Greeley, of New Haven. Although the regiment 
suffered but little loss on the Morris Island, its service there 
was ardous and trying. The courage and soldierly qualities of 
both officers and men were severely tested ; they were con- 
stantly on duty, and at the front every third day, exposed to 
the fire of all the rebel fortifications about Charleston. When 
ordered to St. Augustine, after the capture of Fort Wagner, 
sixty per cent, of the men were on sick list. 

In November Colonel Otis was relieved from special duty, 
resumed command of the regiment, and was placed in com- 
mand of the Post and District of St. Augustine. While sta- 
tioned here a force of the enemy's cavalry one hundred and sixty 
strong ambushed a detail of about thirty-five wood-choppers 
from the loth, commanded by an officer from another regiment ; 
the officer and two men were killed and twenty-one captured. 

April i8, 1864, the regiment took transports for Virginia, 
reported at Gloucester Point the twenty-fifth, and was assigned 



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to the Third Brigade, Ferry's (First) Division, loth Corps, 
Army of the James. This army was composed of the loth 
Corps under General Gillmore, and the Eighteenth Corps 
under General Smith, the whole under command of General 
B. F. Butler. 

On May 7, the regiment took a conspicuous part in the 
aifair at Port Walthall Junction, driving the enemy away 
from the railroad and destroying the telegraph, while other 
troops tore up the track. General Plaister the brigade com- 
mander, who had never before seen the loth Regiment under 
fire, expressed astonishment and admiration at its matchless 
steadiness in action. May 13, 14, and 15, the regiment took an 
active part in all the preliminary movements and skirmishing 
preceding the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, and on the sixteenth 
was conspicuous throughout the day in that engagement. 
The right flank of the i8th Corps should have rested on the 
James River, but "through somebody's blunder," it did not, 
and the enemy marched a force between that flank and the 
river, capturing two brigades and leaving the right in such con- 
dition that the loth Corps, which was forcing back the enemy's 
right, was ordered to withdraw and send re-enforcements to the 
1 8th Corps. To the loth Regiment was assigned the duty of 
holding the enemy in check while Hawley's Brigade on its right 
and Pond's on the left withdrew from the front ; a duty which 
rendered the regiment liable to be overwhelmed and captured 
by the heavy force sent against it. Here again it won the 
applause of many officers of rank who witnessed its conduct, 
holding the enemy in check until the other troops had gained 
a safe position, then retiring in perfect order, halting twice to 
drive back the pursuing forces. The brigade commander said 
of this affair in his official report : 

Of the loth C. v., I need hardly say more than that they 
fully sustained the splendid reputation they have hitherto 



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borne. For steady and soldierly behavior under most trying 
circumstances .... they may have been equalled, but never 
surpassed. Under a fire in which eighteen fell from the left of 
the regiment in almost as many seconds, not a man spoke 
a word or moved a heel from the alignment. 

The moment this duty had been accomplished the regiment 
was sent to the front farther to the right, with orders to hold 
the enemy in check there until other troops could gain a safe 
position ; this accomplished, Colonel Otis was ordered to take 
his own and another regiment of infantry, with a section of 
artillery, advance to the Half-Way House, and hold a position 
there on the Richmond and Petersburg pike until the last of the 
i8th Corps had passed to the rear. The enemy, with both 
infantry and artillery, attempted to force the position, but 
failed completely. The loth Regiment was then sent far out 
to the right of our retreating army to protect its flank, and 
remained there until all had passed to the rear, then became 
the rear-guard back to Bermuda Hundred. In these move- 
ments the regiment lost thirty-six killed and wounded — none 
missing, although at three different times during the sixteenth 
it had been in danger of capture through holding its ground 
so tenaciously while the corps was retiring. 

Early in June the regiment took part in repelling the attack 
of Beauregard on the Bermuda Hundred lines, when Major- 
General Walker of the rebel army was wounded, and captured ; 
Beauregard himself barely escaped. June 15, the loth Regi- 
ment was on duty at the front near Wier Bottom Church, Major 
Greeley in command. About three o'clock in the morning 
signs of a movement on the part of the enemy were observed. 
A skirmish line soon demonstrated that the enemy was re- 
tiring, on which the main body of the regiment advanced so 
rapidly as to capture, without loss, the famous Howlett House 
Battery, with thirty men and two officers. On the evening 
of June 20, a division under General Ferry moved down 



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to Jones* Landing, on the James River, with orders to cross 
by a pontoon bridge and capture jDeep Bottom, a position 
north of the James, and only nine miles from Richmond. 
There was so much delay with the pontoons that the general, 
fearing daylight would reveal and defeat the movement before 
the bridge could be completed, ordered Colonel Otis to select 
another infantry regiment in addition to his own, cross the 
river in boats, and capture the position. The nth Maine was 
selected in addition to the loth Connecticut the movement 
promptly executed, and the position captured at two o'clock 
in the morning. At daylight the enemy appeared in force 
with infantry and artillery to retake it, but were promptly re- 
pulsed. From this time to the end of the war Deep Bottom 
was the base of operations against Richmond. A few days later 
two detachments were sent out from the regiment to go 
within the enemy's lines, capture and destroy a gristmill with 
a large amount of grain, and also capture a torpedo station 
and bring away the apparatus. Both expeditions were com- 
pletely successful. 

August 10, the regiment was on duty at the front. The 
enemy made determined attacks on the line and were repulsed 
with considerable loss. The loth Regiment being well pro- 
tected, lost but one killed and three wounded. The following 
correspondence between Generals Butler and Foster, relative 
to the affair, speaks for itself — no other troops than the loth 
Regiment were engaged : 

Headquarters Third Brigade, First Division, 
loth Corps, Army of the James, 

Deep Bottom, Va., August i, 1864. 

Colonel J. L. Otis, Commanding loth C. V. : 

Sir:-I have the honor to forward the following dispatch 
from Colonel J. W. Shafter, Chief-of-Staff, in answer to a dis- 
patch in relation to the affair in which your regiment was 
engaged this afternoon. 



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The dispatch by telegraph from General Butler's Headquar- 
ters, August I, 1864. 
General Foster : 

Your dispatch is received. The Commanding General thanks 
you and your troops for the gallant manner in which you re- 
pulsed the attack on your lines this evening. 

(Signed) J. W. Shafter, Colonel and Chief-of-Staff. 
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, 

P. A. Davis, Capt. and A. A. G. 

July 26, Colonel Otis was again ordered to take the loth 
Connecticut and the nth Maine, cross from Deep Bottom 
to Strawberry Plains, and retake a position from which a 
brigade of the 19th Corps had been driven the evening before. 
The two regiments recovered the position, forced the enemy 
back into their intrenchments, and held a position within fifty 
yards of their works through the night. In the morning the 
two regiments joined a brigade of the 2nd Corps in charging 
the works; the loth Connecticut and the nth Maine carried 
an angle of the works, capturing three field guns. Loss of the 
loth Connecticut, nine killed and wounded. August 17, 
Lieutenant-Colonel Leggett, being too much disabled by 
wounds received on Morris Island to continue in the field, 
resigned and was succeeded by Major Greeley. 

August 26, the regiment fought with its usual gallantry 
and steadiness in forcing the enemy's lines in front of 
Deep Bottom and Spring Hill, losing thirty-six killed and 
wounded. Two days later, with the 24th Massachusetts and 
1 00th New York, all under command of Colonel Otis, it took 
the advance in moving against the enemy at Deep Gully and 
Fuzzell's Mills, losing thirty-two killed and wounded. In 
short, the loth Connecticut was in all of the nameless and 
almost numberless fights and skirmishes of the Army of the 
James during the summer of 1864. August 28, the regiment 
was ordered into the lines at Petersburg, where it remained 
thirty days, and although no serious engagement took place 



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there during the time, it suflfered a loss of nineteen killed and 
wounded, having been under fire night and day the whole time. 

September 26, the regiment returned to the north bank of 
the James, and on the twenty-seventh took part in the engage- 
ment at Chapin's Farm, which resulted in the capture of Fort 
Harrison and Newmarket Heights. 

October i. General Birney found that the enemy was 
moving in force northward across the front of the loth Corps, 
became alarmed for the safety of a body of troops under Gen- 
eral Ferry that had been moved so far to the right as to 
become disconnected from the main body, and ordered the 
loth Regiment to advance without support and attack the 
marching column of the enemy. The regiment advanced so 
promptly that it took a force of the enemy's cavalry by sur- 
prise and sent it flying from the field ; then advancing rapidly, 
attacked the main body of the enemy in flank, compelling 
them to halt and form in line of battle facing the woods from 
which their cavalry and pickets had been driven. The loth 
Regiment, by changing position rapidly in the woods, gave the 
rebels the impression that they were attacked by a much 
heavier force, which kept them stationary until Ferry's safety 
was assured. General Birney personally thanked the regiment 
for the pluck and coolness it had displayed in attacking and 
keeping inactive for two hours a force that outnumbered it 
ten to one. 

September 30, the three years' term of the regiment ex- 
pired. Losses in battle, by disease, and the muster-out of 
the non-reenlisted men reduced the command to but little 
more than one hundred men present for duty. October 
7, when Kautz's Cavalry was stampeded without making a 
fight, and Lee's Army came down to drive the Army of the 
James back across the river, the regiment on the right of the 
loth Connecticut broke and ran, leaving the loth Connecticut 



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on the extreme right of the army, where it was attacked by a 
rebel brig^^de pushed forward to turn our flank ; the regiment 
stood its ground and drove back the entire brigade in con- 
fusion. The enemy rallied and again advanced, and was 
driven back the second time with heavy loss, leaving their 
dead, including three regimental commanders, on the field. 
The loss of the loth Regiment was eight killed and wounded. 
General Plaisted said of this affair in his official report : *' In 
my opinion, the conduct of the loth Regiment, when the 
troops on its right broke and fled, saved the Army of the 
James from disaster." 

October 13, the regiment, with but ninety men in the 
ranks, was ordered to join Pond's Brigade in charging a 
heavy and well-manned line of intrenchments on the Darby 
Road, five miles from Richmond. The force sent in was 
entirely inadequate and met with a bloody repulse, the loth 
Regiment losing forty-six killed and wounded — just one more 
than half the number taken into the fight. The enemy was 
not only thoroughly intrenched, but outnumbered the assault- 
ing column five to one. During the service of more than three 
years, this was the first time the regiment had fallen back 
under fire. 

October 18, Colonel Otis was mustered out by reason 
of ''expiration of term of service," and the command of 
the regiment devolved upon Colonel E. S. Greeley, of New 
Haven. October 28, the loth Regiment under his command, 
had a sharp skirmish near the Gerhardt plantation with the 
loss of five wounded, and near the Johnson place on the 
twenty-seventh with one wounded. The following week 
the loth Connecticut was one of the regiments selected to go 
to New York City and preserve order there during the Presi- 
dential election. 

In November and December the regiment was recruited with 



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substitutes up to about eight hundred men. March 28, 1865, 
Colonel Greeley being absent on leave, the regiment, under 
command of Lieutenant-Colonel E. D. S. Goodyear, broke 
camp north of the James, with orders to march to the extreme 
left of the lines south of Petersburg. It reached Dinwiddie 
on the evening of the twenty-ninth ; on the thirty-first took 
post at Hatcher's Run, and the next morning at four o'clock 
was attacked by a brigade of North Carolina troops, which it 
whipped handsomely, taking a number of prisoners. April 
2, four companies being on picket, Lieutenant-Colonel Good- 
year was ordered to take the other six and join in the as- 
sault on Fort Gregg, a key to the inner defences of Petersburg. 
After a march of over three hours he joined the assaulting col- 
umn, which had to advance under the fire of Forts Gregg, 
Bradley, and Cemetery Hill. The fighting for a foothold on 
the parapet of the fort was desperate, and continued for more 
than half an hour with the bayonet and clubbed muskets. 
The loth Regiment carried the southern angle of the works, 
and its State flag, with twenty-three bullet holes through it and 
three through the staif, was the first banner planted on the 
parapet. The desperate character of the combat is shown by 
the losses sustained ; out of thirteen officers and one hundred 
and eighty men of the loth Regiment that were engaged, 
eight officers and one hundred and eighteen were killed or 
wounded. The corps commander. General Gibbons, pre- 
sented to the regiment a bronze eagle in recognition of its ser- 
vices on the occasion. General Grant himself gave the order 
for the charge, and in his Memoirs speaks in high terms of the 
conduct of the troops engaged. Lieutenant-Colonel Goodyear 
was severely wounded in the charge, and the command of the 
regiment devolved upon Captain Hickerson, under whom it 
marched in the van of the infantry sent to support Sheridan. 
Lee's plan was to defeat the cavalry and escape around the 



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flank of the Army of the Potomac. He had already broken 
through the cavalry when the infantry of the 24th Corps, after 
a march of almost unprecedented hardship, formed across his 
line of march, barring effectually his further progress. Sabers 
alone, as Sheridan had foreseen, could not stop Lee's strong 
infantry column, but the bayonets of the loth and the i8th 
Corps (the old Army of the James), combined in the new 24th, 
proved an impassable barrier. The rebels advanced on the in- 
fantry and some sharp fighting took place, during which the 
loth Regiment had several men wounded and seven captured. 
The prisoners all escaped and got back during the day, but 
thoroughly cleaned out of everything valuable. 

The regiment remained at Appomattox until the last rebel 
had been paroled, leaving there on the fifteenth day of April. 
On the sixteenth Colonel Greeley resumed command of the 
regiment, which moved deliberately " On to Richmond," where 
it remained until August 26, when it was ordered home and 
was mustered out of service at Hartford, Connecticut, Sep- 
tember 5, 1865 — four years, lacking twenty-five days. 

PRINCIPAL ENGAGEMENTS. 

Roanoke Island, N. C, Feb. 8, 1862. 

Newbern, N. C, Mch. 14, 1862. 

Kinston, N. C, Dec. 14, 1862. 

Whitehall, N. C, Dec. 16, 1862. 

Goldsboro, N. C, Dec. 18, 1862. 

Seabrook Island, S. C, Mch. 28, 1863. 

Siege of Charleston, S. C, from July 28 to Oct. 25, 1863. 

St. Augustine, Fla., Dec. 30, 1863. 

Walthall Junction, Va., May 7, 1864. 

Drewry's Bluff, Va., May 13 to 17 (inclusive), 1864. 

Bermuda Hundred, Va., June 16, 1864. 

Deep Bottom, Va., June 20, 1864. 

Strawberry Plains, Va., July 26 and 27, 1864. 

Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. i, 1864. 

Deep Bottom, Va., Aug. 14, 1864. 

Deep Run, Va., Aug. 16, 1864. 

Deep Gully and Fuzzell's Mills, Va., Aug. 28, 1864. 



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Siege of Petersburg, Va., Aug. 28 to Sept. 29, 1864. 

Fort Harrison, Va., Sept. 27, 1864. 

Laurel Hill Church, Va., Oct. i, 1864. 

Newmarket Road, Va., Oct. 7, 1864. 

Darbytown Road, Va., Oct. 13, 1864. 

Darbytown Road, Va., Oct. 27, 1864. 

Johnson's Plantation, Va., Oct. 29, 1864. 

Hatcher's Run, Va., Mch. 29 and 30, and Apl. i, 1865. 

Fort Gregg, Va., Apl. 2, 1865. 

Appomattox Court House, Va., Apl. 9, 1865. 



CHAPTER XII. 

THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, 1898. 

ON the night of February 15, 1898, the United States 
Battleship Maine, while lying peacefully at anchor in 
the harbor of Havana, Cuba, was destroyed by an explosion. 
The following morning the entire country was aroused by the 
startling message from Captain Sigsbee, " Maine blown up, 
suspend judgment." The officials at Washington took im- 
mediate action, a Court of Inquiry was appointed and sent to 
Havana to ascertain, if possible, the cause. The country 
waited in suspense the report of that Court, which on the 
twenty-fifth day of March, 1898, was delivered to the Presi- 
dent, on the twenty-eighth of March, transmitted to Congress, 
and " in the opinion of the Court the Maine was destroyed by 
the explosion of a submarine mine." Reparation was de- 
manded by the Government, but refused, and on the twenty- 
second day of April, 1898, a proclamation was issued by the 
President declaring war. This was followed on the next day 
by a proclamation calling for 125,000 volunteers. The greatest 
enthusiasm and patriotism were shown throughout the entire 
length and breadth of the land. Many members of the Mead 
family volunteered, and enlisted in the provisional regiments, 
which were organized for the purpose of going to the front, 
among the number the author, but the quota of each State was 
so small that only a small proportion of those eager to go were 

mustered into the United States service. The campaign was 

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The Spanish- American War, 1 898. 1 1 5 

short and decisive. The Protocol signed on the twelfth day 
of August, 1898, ended hostilities, and the Treaty of Peace 
was signed at Paris, on the tenth day of December, 1898. 

CONNECTICUT VOLUNTEERS. 

Harry A. Mead, Musician, 
Seaman M. Mead, Private, 
Harry A. Mead, re-enlisted for service in the Philippines. 

VERMONT VOLUNTEERS. 

Charles W. Mead, a descendant of the Vermont family, served 
as 1st Lieutenant, Montana Volunteers. After the 
close of the war he re-entered the service with a com- 
mission as captain in the 36th Infantry, United States 
Volunteers, and was sent with his regiment to the Phil- 
ippine Islands. Brevetted Major for valiant service and 
afterwards appointed Engineer to the United States 
Philippine Commission. 

George W. Mead, Private, 

Robert P. Mead, 

William H. Mead, 



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NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS, COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

Harry Mead, Assistant Surgeon. 

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS. 

John F. Mead, Sergeant, Clifton J. Mead, Corporal. 

PRIVATES. 

Edward A. Mead, Frank R. Mead, John J. Mead, 
Edward H. Mead, Frederick E. Mead, Orrin W. Mead, 
Frank Mead, George A. Mead, William Mead. 



CHAPTER XIII. 

IN MEMORIAM. 

THE following is an extract from the funeral sermon for 
Darius Mead, M.D., delivered at the Second Congregational 
Church, Greenwich, Connecticut, February i, 1864, by the 
Rev. S. B. S. Bissell, of Norwalk, Connecticut : 

Darius Mead, son of Joshua Mead and Rachel Knapp, of 
Round Hill, Greenwich, Connecticut, was born in Greenwich, 
July 9, 1787. He was fitted for college under the tuition of 
the venerated Isaac Lewis, D.D., whom he ever greatly re- 
vered and loved, and to whom he was much indebted for the 
formation of his character. He entered Yale College in the 
year 1803, and was graduated in 1807, at the age of twenty 
years. Among his classmates were, Thaddeus Betts, lieuten- 
ant-governor of Connecticut, and senator in Congress ; Aris- 
tarchus Champion ; John P. Cushman, M.C. ; William 
Dubose, lieutenant-governor of South Carolina ; Thomas 
S. Grimke, LL.D. ; William Jay, LL.D. ; Alexander Hodg- 
don Stevens, M.D., LL.D., professor of surgery, and president 
New York Medical College, and president Medical College, 
UnitedStates ; Jacob Sutherland, LL.D., judge SupremeCourt, 
New York ; Nathaniel W. Taylor, S.T.D., etc. He studied 
medicine in Philadelphia, under Dr. Rush, and received his 
diploma in 1809, in which year he was married to Lydia K., 
daughter of Elisha Belcher, M.D., of Round Hill. She died 

sixteen years before him, January 15, 1848. He practised 

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In Memoriam 1 1 7 

medicine for a few months in New York, but removed to 
Greenwich in 1810, settling first in the Old Society, but soon 
removing hither. He united with this church in 18 19, soon 
after the dismission of Rev. Dr. Lewis, under the pastorate of 
his son of the same name. In the years 1845 ^"^ 1846 he re- 
presented the Twelfth District in the Senate of Connecticut, 
being nominated without his seeking or knowledge of the in- 
tention. Such are some of the principal facts and events in his 
personal history. 

In his private life, Dr. Mead was a diligent reader of the 
Bible, making it more and more his companion in his later 
years. His piety was a deeply settled principle, manifesting 
itself in an humble, godly, consistent life rather than in many 
words. Of strong intellect, he had a clear and comprehensive 
judgment. His mind seemed at once to grasp a subject, how- 
ever intricate. He turned away with disdain from the friv- 
olous and factitious in life, and was eminently practical and 
methodical. At the same time, he had a quick and accurate 
taste, giving him a keen perception of the true and beautiful. 
While he practised frugality and economy, he despised any- 
thing mean and penurious. Although to a casual observer he 
might, at times, have appeared auster and reserved, he had a 
very genial and sensitive nature. There was a deep fountain 
of feeling in his heart, from which gushed out strong and 
abiding sympathies, pure and ardent affections. 

In his home, where he most loved to be, and where he 
needed to be known in order to be appreciated. Dr. Mead 
was systematic and energetic in discipline, strict in the 
training of his children, requiring them sacredly to observe 
the Sabbath and to commit the Shorter Catechism. Yet he 
was most affectionate, sympathizing, and self-sacrificing for 
his children, manifesting a deep interest in their spiritual 
welfare, constant in family worship, making his home a centre 



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of attraction to them, hallowed in their affections ; and to-day 
they rise up and call him blessed: for what they all are, 
prosperous, respected in society and in the church of Christ, 
they are very much indebted, under God, to his exertions and 
sacrifices, his discipline and example. 

In his social and public life, Dr. Mead was a man of stern 
integrity and unbending uprightness, despising anything like 
equivocation, insincerity, ostentation, and cunning policy. 
Of strong will and earnest convictions, he was nevertheless 
modest and self-denying; finding one of the sources of his 
greatest happiness in ministering to the happiness of others. 
He was ever ready to do what he could for the public good, 
early originating the academy in Greenwich where so many 
have been educated, and the cemetery where he will sleep 
with so many of his neighbors. He was always decided on 
the side of good morals and the general welfare. 

As a citizen, Dr. Mead was loyal and patriotic, taking great 
interest in the efforts of the Government to vindicate the 
majesty of the Constitution, Laws, and Union against un- 
righteous rebellion; solicitous for the honor of his country, 
her delivery from the blighting curse of Slavery, and for the 
extension and perpetuation of Liberty. 

As a Christian, Dr. Mead was punctual in the house of 
God, often rising very early and riding late on the Sabbath 
that he might redeem the time of public worship; — jealous 
for the honor of God and zealous for the peace and prosperity 
of the Church, the maintenance of her ministry and ordin- 
ances, the order and beauty of her house and the building up 
of the Kingdom of Christ. 

As a physician, thoroughly educated and fitted by nature 
for his profession, he attained a high reputation, and was 
skilful and successful in an extensive and laborious practice. 
In no ordinary degree did he sympathize with his patients, 



In Memoriam 119 

bearing their burdens, in cases of danger greatly concerned in 
regard to them, watching over and studying the changes, 
features and phases of diseases, and patiently using all the 
means that the most careful thought and reflection could 
suggest for their recovery. He was considerate of the poor, 
giving them his faithful attendance, often visiting them at 
long distances, through cold storms, dark nights, and wintry 
blasts, furnishing and preparing their medicines without 
expectation of reward. He never accumulated wealth in 
his profession. He was often the minister of spiritual good 
and consolation to his patients, ever ready to pray with 
them when it was proper, and to seek the Divine favor 
upon them. 

Bom and bred among you, his long and laborious life has 
been devoted to your service, and he was thoroughly identified 
with all your interests. Blessed with almost uninterrupted 
health, and scarcely ever absent from his post, even for a 
day, continuing active in his profession till the hour he was 
stricken down by the disease that terminated his life, he was 
your physician for over half a century. 

On the third of December he was suddenly smitten. His 
disease was acute and painful; but his last anxieties were 
for the patients he was then visiting, and he could not 
rest until assured that they should be cared for. After 
he was attacked he had only the partial use of his faculties ; 
but at intervals he enjoyed religious conversation, and hearing 
of the Bible and prayer, until he gradually became uncon- 
scious, and expired without a groan, January 28, 1864, aged 
seventy-six years, six months, and nineteen days. 

Cyrus P. Mead, of the John line-Jonathan branch, 
'William, 'John (i), " Jonathan, * Timothy, * Zebulon, " Martin 
(i), 'Martin (2), 'Cyrus P.,-bom July 26, 1837, was postmaster 
at Waterloo, Wisconsin, from the time of his appointment 



I20 The Mead Family. 

under President Lincoln's first administration, until his death, 
March 4, 1874. The following obituary notice is taken from 
the Waterloo paper of that date. 

Death, who seldom or never is a welcome visitor, has again 
called upon us, and in the chilling shadow of his presence, a 
whole community stands bowed with uncovered heads. This 
time he has not knocked at the door of the humble and com- 
paratively unknown, whose presence would scarcely have been 
missed, but with that relentless impartiality which has ever 
characterized his reign, he has walked into our midst, and laid 
his mailed hand upon one of our most prominent and respected 
citizens. 

Cyrus P. Mead is no more. He has fallen in the prime of 
early manhood at the age of thirty-seven years. On the even- 
ing of the second, he was engaged in his official duties as post- 
master until a late hour. Shortly after retiring for the night 
he was taken ill. He grew rapidly worse, and at six o'clock P. M. 
on the fourth his spirit departed to that shoreless future from 
whence no voyager ever returns. 

Mr. Mead had been a resident of this village for thirty 
years, and for the last fifteen years, was one of our leading 
business men, during which time he held many public and 
official positions, all of which he filled with signal ability. We 
made his acquaintance seventeen years ago. He was ever our 
friend whom we appreciated among the first of earth ; and it 
is only left for us to pay to his memory a last tribute feeble, — 
as only words are feeble on such occasions, — but none the less 
sincere and heartfelt. 

Our departed friend was a noble-hearted, generous, consis- 
tent, good man. We had frequent opportunities to see him 
tried, under circumstances where none but the genuine man 
could have stood the test and come out triumphant ; and he 
was never found wanting in any of the essentials of true man- 



In Memoriam 121 

hood. His was a history of kind acts and noble deeds. He 
planted no thorns nor thistles, to annoy the traveller in life s 
weary journey, but strewed its rugged path with garlands of 
unfading flowers. How many will miss his cheerful face, and 
more than all his active counsel and encouraging words. It 
may be truthfully said of our departed friend, " It is hard for 
an enemy to detract from, as for a friend to add to his praise." 

The following description of the chapel erected in memory 
of Julia C. Mead of the John line-Benjamin branch, * Wil- 
liam, 'John, "Benjamin, * Benjamin, 'Thaddeus, "Benjamin, 
'Edwin, "Julia C, — is taken from a Brooklyn, New York, 
paper. 

During the whole of yesterday a flag of the Norwegian Mer- 
chant Marine floated from a lofty pole planked inside a neat 
iron railing inclosing the ground on which has just been erected 
the Bethel of the Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church, at 
the southwest corner of President and Van Brunt Streets. The 
plot of ground is 50 by 100 feet. The Bethel, a neat looking 
structure, is built with the best quality of brick and finished 
with blue stone. Its dimensions are 65 feet in length by 38 
in width. On either side of the porch at the President Street 
end of the church are commodious class-rooms, and over them 
is a large apartment intended to be used for prayer meetings 
and other similar purposes. The main chapel is nearly 50 feet 
in length and will seat about 300 persons. It is neatly fur- 
nished, well lighted and thoroughly warmed and ventilated. 
Inserted in the wall at the upper end of the chapel, and on the 
right hand side of the platform and pulpit is a white marble 
tablet on which in g^lt letters is inscribed : 

" In memory of Julia C. Mead, whose devotion to Jesus' 
poor friends led her father, Edwin Mead, of New York, with 
his sons, to consecrate this entire property to the Bethel ship, 
Norwegian Methodist Episcopal Church. To the poor the 



122 The Mead Family. 

Gospel is preached. The abundance of the sea should be con- 
verted to Him. Glory be to God alone." 

The ground and building cost about $16,000, and as above 
stated, has been donated by Mr. Edwin Mead, a wealthy ship- 
ping merchant of New York, to perpetuate the memory of his 
deceased daughter, whose death occurred about two years ago. 
Large numbers of sailors, the majority of whom are Nor- 
wegians, are always to be found in that locality, and it was 
with a view to providing a place for the religious instruction 
of men of that nationality that the Bethel was built. It takes 
the place of the floating Bethel that formerly lay at Pier No. 
II, North River, New York, and more recently at the foot of 
Harrison Street, in this city. The society sold it about two 
years ago, and it now lies at the foot of Fifteenth Street, Jer- 
sey City, where it is used as a Bethel by the Protestant Epis- 
copal Church. In one of the class-rooms of the new Bethel is 
a large supply of Bibles, Testaments and tracts, and pamphlets 
on religious subjects, printed in the Norwegian language, 
which are distributed by Mr. Ernst Jackson, an agent of the 
New York Bible Society, to sailors and others who make ap- 
plication for them. 



GENEALOGY OF THE MEAD FAMILY. 

The Massachusetts Mead family is descended from Gabriel 
Mead (called Goodman Mead), who was born in 1587, died 
12, 1666, aged seventy-nine years. He was probably married 
twice, his second wife being Johanna, the daughter of James 
Bates. The latter was born in 1582, died 1655, and sailed 
from England in the ship Elizabeth, Captain Stagg, April, 
1635, and it is said his son-in-law, Gabriel (or Goodman) Mead, 
was in the same vessel. Richard Bates (son) lived at Lydd in 
County Kent, England, from whence the family is supposed to 
have come. 

Gabriel (or Goodman) Mead left surviving him, his widow, 
Johanna, and the following children : Israel, bom 1637, David, 
Lydia, Experience, Sarah, and Patience. ' 

The New Jersey Mead family is descended from Pieter 
Jansen Meet, who arrived in the ship Rose Tree at New 
Amsterdam, March, 1663, from Amersfort in the Province of 
Utrecht, Holland, with his four children. * 

The Philadelphia Meade family is descended from Robert 
Meade (anciently written Meagh), bom in Ireland about 1700, 
died in Philadelphia August 14, 1754. He came to America 
about 1730.' Major-General George Gordon Meade and 
Rear-Admiral Richard W. Meade are of this line. 

The Virginia Meade family is descended from Andrew 
Meade (anciently written Meagh), born in County Kerry, 

* History of Dorchester^ Mass. 

* Hughes* American Ancestory, Vol. X. 

123 



124 The Mead Family. 

Ireland, in the latter part of the seventeenth century. He 
came to this country about 1728, and settled in Nansemond 
County, Virginia, where he died in 1745.* Colonel Richard 
Kidder Meade, Revolutionary soldier, served on General 
Washington's staff; Rt. Rev. William Meade, D.D., late 
Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia and 
Richard Kidder Meade (2), of Petersburg, Virginia, Member of 
Congress, 1847 to 1853, ^^^ of this line. 

The Connecticut Mead family is descended from IVilliam 
Meady who is said to have been a brother of Gabriel (or Good- 
man) Mead, the ancestor of the Massachusetts family, and it is 
supposed that these two brothers with their families sailed 
from Lydd, County Kent, England, in the ship Elizabeth^ 
Captain Stagg, April, 1635, for the Massachusetts Colony, 
where they arrived in the summer of that year. William 
seems first to have settled at Wethersfield, Connecticut, but 
when the exodus from there took place and a company of 
planters from Wethersfield settled at Stamford, Connecticut, 
in 1641, William Mead, December 7, 1641, was assigned a 
home lot and five acres of land at the latter place, as appears 
from the Stamford Town Records, 

This William was the ancestor of the Meads of Fairfield 
County, Connecticut, although family tradition declares that 
John was, as also of Dutchess, Westchester, St. Lawrence, 
Chenango, Saratoga, and Warren Counties, New York, Rut- 
land and Bennington Counties, Vermont, Meadville, Penn- 
sylvania, and many of the Meads in the Central, Western, 
and Pacific States. The greater part of this getnealogy is 
from the manuscript compiled by the late Rev. J. H. Hobart 
DeMille, who spent upwards of fifteen years in this work. 
The author, however, has not mechanically copied his manu- 

* Old ChurckeSy Ministers^ and Families of Virginia^ by Bishop Meade, of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia. 



Genealogy. 125 

script, but has personally traced each branch back to the 
original progenitor of the family in this country, verified the 
different branches as far as possible from old family records, 
and in many instances brought them down to date. 

William Mead was born in England about 1600, married 
about 1625, and died in Stamford, Connecticut, about 1663. 
The author has been unable to ascertain who he married, but 
from the Stamford Town Records it appears that his wife died 
September 19, 1657. 

There is record of three children, but there probably were 
four, including a son who died in 1658. They are as follows: 

1. 'JOSEPH (i), b. in 1630, married Dec. 4, 1654, Mary 

Brown, of Stamford, died May 3, 1690. He was the 
ancestor of the Norwalk, Ridgfield, and North Fairfield 
County, Connecticut, Meads, and had * Zachariah, 
 Joseph (2), " Daniel, ' Elisha, * Richard, and * Mary. 

2. "MARTHA, b. 1632, who married John Richardson of 

Stamford. No further record has been found. 

3. "JOHN (i), b. about 1634, who married Hannah Potter, 

of Stamford, probably in 1657, died February 5, 1699. 
He was the ancestor of the Greenwich Meads, and had 
'John (2), 'Joseph, 'Hannah, ' Ebenezer, 'Jonathan, 
' David, ' Benjamin, ' Nathaniel, ' Samuel, ' Abigail, 
and ' Mary. 

The two sons, 'Joseph and 'John, after having lived in 
Stamford, Connecticut, and Hempstead, Long Island, finally 
located permanently at Horseneck (Greenwich), Connecticut* 
and left descendants, as far as can be accurately traced, as 
follows : 

I. 'JOSEPH (i), b. 1630, m. Dec. 4, 1654, d. May 3, 1690; he 
^ married Mary Brown, of Stamford, and had : 

1. " Zachariah 4. ' Elisha 

2. ' Joseph (2) 5. ' Richard 
3. ' Daniel 6. ' Mary. 

I. ' Zachariah, d. in 1703, unmarried. 



126 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN. 

* William,— • Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2). 

2. "Joseph (2) b. abt. 1657, d. in 1714 ; he married Sarah Reynolds, 
and had : 

1. * Sarah, b. Nov. 3, 1695, m. Aug. 14, 1718, d. May, 1774 ; slfe 

married Benj. Stebbing, of Ridgefield, b. 1691, d. Sept. 6, 

1780, and had : 

I.* Benjamin, b. Sept. 3, 1721. 

2. *Ebenezer, b. Jan. 24, 1723. 

3. *Theophilus, b. May 16, 1726. 

4.* Hannah, b. Mch. 22, 172S, m. Isaac Keeler. 

5. ' Nehemiah, b. Nov. i, 1729. 

6. •Josiah, b. Apl. 21, 1733, m. ist, Ruth Rockwell; 2d 

Burr, and 3d, Widow Sanford. 

7. ' Joseph, b. July 4, 1735. 
8. • Sarah, b. Apl. 15, 1737. 

2. • Joseph (3), b. May 3, 1698, no further information. 

3. *Theophilus, of Norwalk, b. July 3, 1700, d. 1760 ; he mar- 

ried Abigail Westcott, and had : 

I. ' Azor, b. 1735, w^o married Susannah . 

2. ' Abigail, b. 

3. •Mary, b. 1739, m. , d. Dec. i, 1824; she married 

Maj. Samuel Comstock, of the Revolutionary War. 
4. ' Esther, b. 
5. 'Rachel, b. 
6. ' Martha, b. 
7. 'Sarah, b. 

8. ' Theophilus, b. , d. 1794. 
4.* Jeremiah, of Norwalk, b. Aug. 6, 1702, m. 1725, d. 1742 ; 
he married Hannah St. John, d. July, 1746, and had : 

1. 'Thaddeus (Captain), b. 1726, m. July 7, 1754, killed in 

the French and Indian War in 1780 ; he married Sarah 
Hobby, b. 1728, and had : 
I. ' Sarah, b. Dec. 24, 1755. 
2. • Edward, b. Sept. 25, 1757. 
3. ' Mary, b. Aug. 19, 1759. 

2. 'Stephen, of Redding, b. 1728, m. Oct. 31, 1751, d. Oct. 

18, 1806 ; he married Rachel, dau. of Ephraim San- 
ford, b. July 23, 1733, ^^^ ^^^ • 



Genealogy. 127 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

' William — ' Joseph(i) — " Joseph (2) — ^Jeremiah — ' Stephen. 

I. 'Jeremiah, of Redding, b. Apl. 2, 1753, m. July 27, 
1769, Ruth, dau. of John Reed, b. Sept. 25, 1754 ; 
she d. Dec. 3, 1798, and had : 
I. ' Hezekiab, b. Nov. 4, 1733. 
2.^ Lucy, b. Sept. 26, 1777, m. Samuel Garlick. 

3. * Reed, b. May 9, 1779 ; he married twice and 

had several children, but none survived. 

4. ^Thaddeus, b. June 23, 1781, d. Jan. 24, 1805. 

5. ^Sophia, b. Sept. 6, 1786, m. Jamel C. Cobb, 

and had : 

1. • Adaline, m. Frederick Quick. 

2. • Theodore, m. 1st, Mary Norton ; 2d, Mary 

Heath. 

3. • Adelaide, m. Rufus Warren. 

4. 'Emily, b. Oct. 10, 1812, m. Loyell Stoyell, 

of Moravia, N. Y. 
5. 'Ann, b. 1814, d. 1835. 
6. " Julia, m. Wm. T. Root. 
7. • John R., m. Sarah Allen. 
6. 'William, b. Oct. 4, 1788. 
7.* John, b. Oct. 20, 1791, m. Feb. 8, 1824, d. 
Mch. 26, 1872 ; he married Lydia M. La 
Barre, b. Jan. 8, 1803, and had : 
I. "William H., b. Mch. 13, 1826, m. Mch. 21, 

1868, Henrietta Lansing. 
2. "John M., b. Jan. 24, 1828, m. Jan. 9, 1859, 
Eleanor V. Disbrough, b. Sept. 5, 1841, 
and had : 

I. 'Clarence C, of Canisteo, N. Y., b. 
Mch. 9, i860, m. May 7, 1881, Nellie 
M. Clark, b. Oct. 22, 1867. 
3. * Marion M., b. Feb. 13, 1833, m. June 
10, 1861, William R. Chapman, of 
Fultonville, N. Y. 

4. • George E., b. June 30, 1839, m. Aug. 24, 

1857, Ann M. McGowen, and had : 
I. • Theodore C, b. Jan. 6, 1859. 



128 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

norwalk, ridgefield and northfield county, conn. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — ' Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Stephen — 

• Stephen. 

2. •William H., b. June 26, i860. 

3. •Homer E., b. Feb. 2, 1892. 

4. "Sarah, b.Feb. i, 1864, d. in infancy. 
8/ Sarah, b. Sept. 5, 1794, m. June 5, 1816, Seth 

Genung, and had : 

1. 'Harriet F., b. Feb. 5, 1817, m. Chas. N. 

Tuttle, of Detroit, Mich., b. Mch. 25, 

1817. 
2. 'Adelaide A. S., b. Mch. 25, 1819, m. John 

Tuttle, Sept. 17, 1813, d. Dec. 27, 1861. 
3. 'Sarah M., b. Mch. 12, 1830, m. 

Anderson. 
9. 'Polly, b. Sept. i, 1796, d. in childhood. 

2. • Ezra, b. Dec. 31, 1754. 

3. 'Hannah, b. May 2, 1756. 

4. ' Esther, b. Aug. 10, 1760, m. , d. in lower Canada; 

she married Isaiah Hungerford. 
5.'Thaddeus, of Ridgefield, b. Oct. 25, 1761. 
6 • Stephen, b. Dec. 13, 1767, m. Jan. 28, 1789 ; d. Nov. 
9, 181 7 ; he married Sarah Seymour, b. Feb. 8, 1774, 
d. Oct. 24, 1839. 

I. 'Darius L., b. Nov. 17, 1789, m. Apl. 25, 1813, 
d. July 27, 1870; he married Artalissa Com- 
stock, b. Aug. 19, 1794, and had : 
I. ' Mary C, b. Nov. 12, 18 13, d. July i, 1845, 

2. "James I., of Lansing, Mich., b. Jan. 15, 

18 1 7, d. June 9, 1888. 

3. 'Ann E., b. Dec. 11, 1819, m. 

Gladden. 
4. ' George H., b. Jan. 14, 1822. 
5. 'William W., b. Aug. 31, 1824, 
6. ' Maria A., b. Aug. 3, 1826. 
7. 'Martha E., b. Sept. 13, 1829. 
8. ' Harriet E., b. Mch. 5, 1832. 
9. • Edward F., b. June 3, 1838. 
to. 'Francis D., b. Apl. 24, 1842. 



Genealogy. 1 29 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELB COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) —  Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Stephen — 

' Ephraim. 

2.^ Sarah, b. Aug. 12, 179T, m. Stephen Swift, of 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 
3. ' Norris, b. July 20, 1793, d. Dec. 11, 1794. 
4.^ Mary S., b. July 23, 1795, ™- Oc^> i^^Si d. 
Aug. 12, 1864 ; she married Andrew Murphy, 
b. Nov. 30, 1780, d. May 22, 1843, and had: 
I. 'Nicholas G., b. Dec. 18, 1814, m. Eliza 

W. Beal. 
2. • Sarah C, b. Feb. 27, 1816, m. John M. 

O'Kelly. 
3. 'Mary A., b. Mch. 18, 1818, m. Sidney F. 

Von Bonnhurst. 
4. • John D., b. May 17, 1820, unm., d. Aug, 

22, 1838. 
5. 'James R., b. Nov. 14, 182 1, m. Caroline 

Miltenberger. 
6. 'George W., b. Dec. 30, 1824, m. Margaret 

McFadden, d. May 21, 1882. 
7. ' Maria C, b. Mch. 27, 1827, m. ist, H. D. 

Beylard ; 2nd Rev. Dr. Wm. Rudder. 
8.  Margaretta H., b. Oct. 10, 1830, m. James 

H. Langton. 

5. ' John N., b. Jan. 28, 1798, m. , d. July 

22, 1863 ; he married Ruth Hale, b. June 14, 

1798, d. Apl. 27, 1864, and had : 

I. 'Edward S., b. Nov. 10, 1822, d. May 25, 

1828. 
2. 'Frances E., b. June 20, 1827 (Albany, 

N. Y.). 

6. ' Elizabeth M., b. Jan. 2, 1802, m. , d. 

Feb. 27, 1863 ; she married, ist, Michael 
Smith, 2d, Smith, 3d, Henneberger. 

7. 'George W., b. Feb. 13, 1804, m. Mch. 5, 1826, 

Hannah Remington, b. Nov. 19, 1808, and had: 
I. • Mary A., b. Oct. 31, 1826, unm. d. Feb. 9, 

1835. 



I30 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

'William — 'Joseph (i)— 'Joseph {2) — * Jeremiah — 'Stephen — 

' Ephraim. 

2.' Son, d. in infancy. 

3.' Sarah E., b. Sept. 15, 1829, m. May 27, 

1835, John T. Wareham, of Havre de 

Grace, Md. 

4. • Martha H., of Jersey City, N. J., b. Oct. 

II, 1831. 

5. 'George W., b. May 12, 1835, m. Mch. i, 

i860, Margaret E. Griswold, and had : 

1. • Martha D., b. Apl. 13, 1868. 

2. • George W., b. July 26, 1873. 

6. • Henry E., of Jersey City, N. J., b. June 30, 

1837, m. May 2, 1868, Elizabeth Morgan. 

8. ' Martha W., b. Feb. 28, 1807, d. Oct. 8. 1885 ; 

she married Josiah G. Root, b. May 28, i8ot, 
d. Feb. 3, 1883, and had : 

1. 'Samuel G., of Cohoes, N. Y., b. June 27, 

1826. 

2. 'Andrew J., b. Oct. 18, 1827, d. 1831. 

3. 'Josiah A., of Cohoes, N. Y., b. Jan. 12, 

1834. 

4. • Martha J., b. Sept. 13, 1839, d. 1840. 

5. • Charles F., of Albany, N. Y., b. Dec. 20, 

1841. 

6. ' Sarah M., b. Mch. 6, 1850, m. Chas. 

Douglas. 

9. 'Henry D., b. Mch. 10, 1810, d. July 21, 

1811. 

10. * Catharine E., b. Mch. 22, 1813, m. Peter 

Brown ; she d. Feb. 23, 1836. 
7. • Ephraim, b. July 12, 1772, m. i793» d. May 31. 
1856 ; he married Mary Strong, b. Aug., 1774, d, 
Mch. 20, i860, and had: 

1. ' Polly, Nov. 24, 1793, d. July i, 1796. 

2. 'Hiram A., b. Nov. 21, 1795, lost at sea, Feb., 

1821. 



Genealogy. 131 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — "Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2)—* Jeremiah— * Stephen — 

' Ephraim. 

3. ^ Henry S., b. Nov. 30, 1798, m. , 1821, d. 

Jan. 24, 1884 ; he married Mary G. Larcher, 
b. , 1801, d. Oct. , 1875, and had : 

1. "Edwin H., of Orange, N. J., b. Mch. 23, 

1822, m. Jan. i, 1845, Laura A. Belknap, 
b. Nov. 7, 1826, and had : 

1. • Fannie B., b. Feb. 8, 1846, d. June i, 

1847. 

2. • Frederick W., b. Oct. 23, 1848, d. 

young. 

3. • Charles F., b. Aug. 3, 185 1, d. Sept. 8, 

1857. 

4. • Margaret H., b. Sept 6, 1857, m. 

Oct. 22, 1886, Charles N. Graves, 

b. Apl. 13, 1 86 1, and had : 

I. " Robert W., b. Nov. 12, 1887. 

5. "Morris B., b. Mch. 13, 1859, ™- J^^y 

3, 1886, Mary E. Mc Andrews, b. 

Sept. 16, 186 1, and had : 

1. "Edna B., b. Aug. 23, 1887. 

6. • Winthrop L., b. Feb. 20, 1863. 

7. • Frederick M., b. Feb. 20, 1863, d. 

young. 

2. " Hiram W., of Orange, N. J., b. Feb. 4, 

1824, m. Feb. 23, 1852, Henrietta Nims, 
b. Jan. 17, 1833, and had : 
I. " Grace S., b. Nov. 16, 1852, m. Feb. 22, 
1877, Samuel E. Stevens, and had : 

1. *' Edith M., b. Nov. 18, 1877. 

2. '" Howard, b. July 16, 1879. 

2. • Edith M., b. Jan. 23, 1854, d. Mch. 

29, 1872. 

3. • Warren, b. July 24,i859,d. May 23,1870. 

3. "Mary E., of Brooklyn, b. Nov. 21, 1827, 

m. Oct. 18, 1848, d. Jan. 17, 1873 ; she 
married John R. Pease, b. Feb. i, 1804, 
d. Feb. 2, i860, and had : 



132 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — ^■Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — 'Stephen — 

 Ephraim. 

1. • John R., b. Aug. 13, 1849, d. Sept. 3, 

1880 ; he married Mary A. Pitman. 

2. • Edwin E., b. Jan. 15, 1852. 

3. 'Helen, b. Feb. 12, 1854, m. Willis S. 

Merriane. 

4. • Fanny, b. Aug. 26, 1856. 

5. • Hiram L., b. Jan. 25, i860. 

4. 'Julia F., b. June 16, 1831, m. Oct. 19, 1857, 

d. Nov. 23, i860 ; she married Wm. F. 
Elliot, b. Feb. 21, 1830. 

5. 'Ann M., b. Jan. i, 1835, m. Nov. 6, 1855 ; 

ist, Jonathan McGee, b. May 9, 1830, d. 
Jan. 2, 1863 ; 2d, James A. Bieber, of 
Frankfort, Ind., b. June 6, 1840, m. Aug. 
26, 1868, and had : 

1. 'Lillie J., b. Sept. 27, 1856, m. Sept. 

30, 1879, James T. Hockman. 

2. 'Grace L., b. Feb. 17, 1862, d. Mch. 

14, 1865. 

3. 'Nellie VanD., b. Apl. 23, 187 1. 

4. • Daisy J., b. Feb. 6, 1874. 

6. ' Martha L., b. ; she married Joseph 

B. Van Doren, of Fremont, O. 

4. ' Horace S., b. Mch. 27, 1801, unm., d. Nov. 21, 

1823. 

5. ' Homer S., of Pittsfield, Mass., b. Oct. 9, 1806, 

m. , d. , 1879 ; he married, ist, 

Evaline Beccus ; 2d, Caroline Chamberlain ; 
3d, , and had : 

1. ' Evaline, b. 

2. ' William, of Dowagiac, Mich., b. 

3. • Charles, of Kalamazoo, Mich., b. 

4. ' Edmund, of Racine, Wis., b. 

5. • Horace, of Wellington, O., b. 

6. • George, of New London, O., b. 

7. 'Helen F., b. Apl. 22, 1841, m. Dec. 4, 
1863, Joel H. Luther, and had : 



Genealogy. 1 33 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

'William — 'Joseph (i) — •Joseph (2) — ^Jeremiah — * Jeremiah. 

1. • Helen F., b. Sept. 6, 1863. 

2. • Bessie C, b. Aug. 15, 1870. 
8. • Walter, b. 

3. * Hannah, b. , 1730, m. , d. ; 

she married, ist, Dunning ; 2d, Timothy 

Keeler. 

4. •Jeremiah, b. , 1732, m. Nov. 8, 1753, d. ; he 

married Joanna (Dungan) Scribner, and had : 
I. 'Jeremiah, b. Nov. 2, 1754, m., d. Nov. 24, 

1840 ; he married, ist, Martha St. John ; 2d, 
Rachel Smith, b. Oct. 23, 1754, m. Feb. 17, 
^779» d- J^^' 21, 1782 ; 3d, Betty Whitney, b. 
Apl. 30, 1756, m. Oct. 6, 1784, d. May 11, 1832, 
and had : 

1. * Rachel, b. Mch. 16, 1780, m. Seth De Forest, 

and had : 

1. 'Polly, b. , m. John Conley. 

2.  Lewis, b. 

3.  Caroline, b. , m. Smith. 

4. • Isaac, b. 

5. • Clarissa, b. 

6. • Cynthia, b. , m. Pendleton. 

7. • Rachel, b. 

8.  Harriet, b. 

9. • Seth, b. 

2. ^ Patty, b. Aug. 13, 1781, m. Ezekiel Studwell, 

and had : 

1. "John E., b. Mch. 23, 1806, m. Betsy 

Gregory. 

2. ' Harvey, b. Oct. 26, 1812, d. Oct. 28, 1837. 

3. 'Lewis, b. June 9, 1785, m. Sept. 29, 1808, d. 

Oct. 22, 1858 ; he married Mary Seymour, b. 
Feb. 21, 1789, d. Aug. 25, 1861, and had: 
I. 'George N., b. June 19, 1809, m. Oct. 20, 
183 1, ist, Elizabeth Jahne, b. Jan. i, 
1810, d. June 28, 1841 ; 2d, Cornelia 
Dedrick, b. Nov. 4, 1826, m. Jan. 17, 
1849 (Brooklyn, N. Y.), and had : 



134 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN. 

William — 'Joseph (i) — "Joseph {2) — * Jeremiah — • Jeremiah. 

1. •Charles H., b. Nov. 21, 1834, d. young. 

2. • George L., b. Jan. 17, 1837, d. young. 

3. • George L., b. Aug. 24, 1838, m. Aug. 

26, 1863, d. Nov. 26, 1872 ; he mar- 
ried Fidelia E. White, b. Mch. 19, 
1844. 

4. * William H., b. May 14, 1840, m. Mch. 

9, 1870, Adele Secor, b. May 18, 
1848 (N. Y. City), and had : 
I. *• Mary L., b. Apl. 8, 1872. 

2. • William A., b. July 4, 1812, m. , 1847, 

d. in 185 1 in California ; he married Ellen 
Worthington, and had : 

1. • Mary, b. 

2. • Sarah, b. 

3. "Charles L., b. June 3, 1814, m. Mch. 22, 

1840, Eleanor J. Holmes, b. Oct. 11, 1819 
(N. Y. City), and had : 

1. • George V., b. Mch. 5, 1841, m. June 

23, 1868, Mary L. Birdsall, b. June 
23, 1840, and had : 

1. " Emily A., b. Jan. 30, 187 1. 

2. " George L., b. Nov. 2, 1872. 

3. "Sarah L., b. July 14, 1874, d. 

young. 

4. " Mary B., b. Nov. 16, 1875. 

5. " Florence L., b. Apl. 28, 1877. 

6. " Ida M., b. Apl. 19, 1879. 

7. " Harold H., b. Aug. 30, 1884, d. 

young. 

2. "Emily A., b. Apl. 16, 1843, m. June 

I, 1864, John C. Acheson, b. Oct. 17, 

1832, and had : 

I. *• John C, b. Feb. 23, 1867. 

3. • Mary S., b. Sept. 25, 1845, m. Apl. 10, 

1867, Alfred M. Barney, b. Aug. 16, 
1846, and had : 



Genealogy. 135 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 
norwalk, ridgefield, and north f airfield county, conn. 
' William — " Joseph (i) — • Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — ' Jeremiah. 

I. " Emily A., b. Apl. i6, 1868. 

4. 'Ida E., b. Feb. 12, 1848, m. Oct. 9, 

1867, James S. King, b. Jan. 24, 1835, 

and had : 

I. " Ida B., b. Aug. 15, 1868. 

5. • Nathaniel S., b. 

6. • Julia A., b. 

7. • Charles H., b. Aug. 12, 1855. 

8. • Agnes A., b. Oct. 14, i860, m. , 

1882, Robert £. Livingston. 

4. 'Hiram S., b. Apl. 29, 1818, d. May 17, 

1881. 

5. 'Henry, b. May 3, 1822, d. May 12, 1825. 
4. 'Hepcy, b. Jan. 23, 1787, m. Apl. 17, 1806, 

Philip Northrup, b. Oct. 9, 1785, d. Feb. 23, 
1867, and had : 

1. • Hepcy, b. Mch, 13, 1807, d. young. 

2. ' Rufus, b. May 13, 1808, m. Nov. 6, 1831, d. 

June 29, 1870 ; he married LucreiiaMead 
(untraced), b. Jan. , 1807, and had : 

1. • Margaret, b. , 1833, m. Morris 

Canfield. 

2. • Louisa, b. , 1835, ™- Timothy H. 

Foster. 

3. 'John B., b. Oct. 6, 1839, m. Flora M. 

Rundle. 

4. 'Warren H., b. Oct. 8, 1842, m. Emily 

Wheeler. 

3. 'Henry W., b. Feb. 23, 1810, m. ist, Eliza- 

beth Sherwood ; 2d, Sarah Sherwood. 

4. 'Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1811, m. Enos C. Miller. 

5. 'Samantha, b. Aug. 23, 1813, m. July 14, 

1833, y antes E, Meady b. Oct. 29, 181 1, 
and had (see p. ). 

6. 'Amos, b. June 25, 1815, m. Eliza A. Betts. 
7. 'Samuel M., b. May 7, 1817, m. Sarah 

Olmstead. 



136 The Mead Family. 



THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* WiLLiAM'—* Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2) — ^Jeremiah — * Jeremiah. 

8. 'Elizabeth, b. Nov. 10, 1819, m. Chas. 

Smith. 

9. 'Mary, b. July 31, 1821, m. Harvey K. 

Smith. 

10. 'Philip, b. May 14, 1823, d. young. 

11. 'Hepcy, b. Apl. 16, 1828. 

5. ^Jeremiah, b. Dec. 19, 1788, m. Feb. 23, 1811, 

d. Sept. 27, 1822 ; he married Anna Smith, 

b. Dec. 13, 1790, d. Sept. 24, 1869, and had : 

I 'Hiram S., b. Dec. 3, 1812, m. May 11, 

1835, ^' June 24, 1836 ; he married Mary 

Pickett, b. Oct. 18, 181 7. 

2. 'Egbert, b. Mch. 2, 1815, m. Oct. 5, 1836, 

Emily Northrop, b. Oct. 18, 1814, and 
had : 

1. • Esther A., b. Oct. 5, 1838. 

2. • Alice C, b. Nov. 29, 1842. 

3. • Hannah E., b. Feb. 9, 1846, d. young. 
4. ' Hiram, b. Apl. 20, 1848, d. young. 

5. • Harriet F., b. June 30, 1850. 

6. • Mary E., b. Feb. 13, 1853. 

7. • Grace A., b. Oct. 5, 1856. 

6. ^MattheiV, b. Mch. 29, 1791, d. young. 

7. 'Seth, b. Feb. i, 1792, m. Apl. 25, 1826, d. Apl. 

10. 1861 ; he married Sarah Clothier, b. June 
25, 1794, and had : 

I. 'Albert M., b. Jan. 29, 1827, m. Feb. 13, 
1863, Charlotte Abbott, of Brooklyn, 
N. Y., b. Jan. 10, 1843, and had : 

1. • Caroline A., b. Nov. 17, 1863. 

2. • Robert B., b. Oct. 2, 1866. 

3. • Henry McD., b. Aug. 20, 1868. 

4. • Albert M., b. Dec. 25, 187 1. 

2. 'Jane" C, b. Jan. 14, 1829, d. Mch. , 
1858. 

3. 'Caroline DeF., b. Jan. 30, 1830, m. Oct. 

15, 1852, John Bouton, b. Jan. 20, 1830, 
and had : 



Genealogy. 137 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* Willi AM — 'Joseph (i) — "Joseph (2) — ^Jeremiah — "Jeremiah. 

1. • Edward F., b. Aug. 13, 1853. 

2. • Richard M., b. Aug. 19, 1855. 

3. •Caroline A., b. Dec. 21, 1858, d. 

young. 

4. • Winfield S., b. Oct 8, i860. 

5. " Emma L., b. Jan. 16, 1865. 

4. " Edward, b. June 12, 1831, d. young. 

5. " Richard E., b. July 20, 1833, d. young. 

6. • Martha F., b. July 3, 1836, d. young. 

7. "John E., b. Oct. 11, 1839, m. Mch. 3, 

1867, Elizabeth Newell, b. Feb. 24, 1839, 
and had : 

1. • Conrad O., b. Nov. 24, 1867. 

2. • Byron C, b. Oct. 8, 1872. 

8. ^ Samuel, b. Apl. 17, 1795. 

9. * Betty, b. Feb. 22, 1797, m. May 16, 182 1, d. 

Sept. 9, 1828 ; she married David Keeler, b. 
Mch. 5, 1799, d. Dec. 23, 1859, and had : 
I. 'Henry, b. May 8, 1822, m. Matilda King. 
2. 'Richard, b. Mch. i, 1825, m. Eliza D. 

Hoyt. 
3. ' Benjamin, b. Dec. 14, 1835, m. Elizabeth 

J. Shipman. 
10. ' Harvey, b. Apl. 11, 1799, °^' Sept. 11, 1821, 
d. June 18, 1864 ; he married, ist, Rebecca 
Spencer, d. Feb. 28, 1834; 2d, Widow Julia 
Ann (Glastry) Hoffman, m. Mch. 2, 1836, d. 
Dec. 4, 1853 ; 3d, Lucretia Wilkey, m. June 
29, 1856, and had : 
I. 'Samuel S., b. May 22, 1822, m. Feb. 22, 

1844, d. Dec. 12, 1845 ; he married Ariah 

A. Hadley. 
2. 'Seth W., b. Feb. 29, 1824, m. July 4, 

1847, ^' ^^^- ii» i^^^ l ^c married Cath- 
arine Fulmer, b. May 5, 183 1, and had : 
I. ' Esther A., b. Aug. 19, 1848, m. Dec. 
27, 1863, d. June 17, 1865 ; she 
married James Harris. 



138 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELDy AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

' William — * Joseph (i) — * Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Jeremiah. 

2. • Harvey, b. Dec. 29, 1850, m., ist, 

Saxah A. Praraie ; 2d, Sarah E. Gar- 
wood, m. Oct. 9, 1873. 

3. 'Spencer, b. July 21, 1853, d. young. 

4. 'Charles A., b. Feb. 13, 1858. 

3. "Harvey, b. Sept. 25, 1825, d. young. 

4. "Amanda M., b. July 19, 1826, d. young. 

5. 'Ann Elizabeth, b. May 20, 1828, d. Aug. 

12, i860 ; she married David R. Vliet. 

6.  Rebecca, b. Mch. 14, 1830, d. young. 

7. 'William T., b. Oct. 2, 1837, m. Mch. 21, 

1837, Maria N. Stilser, of Camden, N. Y., 
b. Nov. II, 1840, and had : 

I. ' Joseph S., b. Jan. 27, i860, d. young. 
2. 'William T., b. Feb. 28, 1861, d. 

young. 
3. 'Alexander H., b. Aug. 31, 1863, d. 

young. 
4. ' Frank E., b. Aug. 11, 1865. 

5. 'Carrie E., b. Feb. 15, 1867. 

6. ' George L., b. Jan. 8, 1870. 

8. • Edward H., b. June 2, 1840, m. Jan. 27, 

1864, Beulah L. Simons, b. July 10, 1842, 
and had : 

I. 'Charles A., b. Apl. 28, 1866, d. 
young. 

2. ' Lewis H., b. July 12, 1867, d. young. 

3. 'Edward H., b. Nov. 14, 1870. 

4. ' Beulah L., b. Nov. 14, 1870. 

5. ' Ida M., b. Jan. 2, 1872. 

9. 'Henry, b. Jan. 11, 1843, d» young. 

10. 'Catharine M., b. July 20, 1844, ^' ^c<^- 
25, 1862, William Gallaher, b. Apl. 6, 

1838, and had : 

I. ' Edward H., b. Aug. 31, 1863. 
2. ' Phebe, b. Sept. 23, 1865. 
3. ' James F., b. Nov. 28, 1868. 



Genealogy. 139 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELDy AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN. 

' William — * Joseph (i) —  Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Jeremiah. 

4. • William T., b. June, 23 1872. 

5. • Catharine M., b. June 23, 1874. 

11. 'Charles A., b. Mch. 8, 1848, d. young. 

12. 'Julia A., b. Feb. 19, 1851, d. young. 
II. ' Whitney, b. July 31, 1801, d. young. 

2. 'Elias, b. ApL 7, 1756, m. , 1797, d. ; he 

married , and had : 

I. * Benjamin W., b. Sept. 22, 1798, m. Mch. 3, 
1822, d. May 12, 1880; he married, ist, 
Sarah Sherman, d. Feb. 15, 1824 ; 2d, Abby 
Burr, m. Dec. 11, 1825, and had : 

1. 'Oscar F., b. Jan. i, 1823. 

2. 'Sarah A., b. Oct. 29, 1826, m. Dec. 25, 

1846, David B. Hubbell, b. Oct. 8, 1827, 
and had : 

1. • Elliott B., b. Feb. 3, 1848, m. Jennie 

L. Osborne. 

2. * S. Melissa, b. Sept. 24, 1850, m. John 

L. Gilbert. 

3. • Charles A., b. May 6, 1853, m. Lu- 

cinda Lake. 

4. 'Ellen J., b. Apl. 15, 1857, d. young. 

5. • John M., b. Mch. 2, 1859. 

6. • Perry B., b. Aug. , 1861. 

7. * Emma A., b. Feb. 4, 1866. 

3. 'William B., b. May 22, 1830, m. Oct. 10, 

1853, Sarah A. Durand, and had : 

1. • Nellie, b. 

2. ' Charles, b. 

4. • Munson O., b. Apl. 27, 1835. 

5. ' Mary J., b. Jan. 18, 1839, m. Apl. 24, 

1859, John W. Mallett, and had : 
I. ' Laura, b. 
2. • Ida, b. 

6. 'Elvira A., b. June 10, 1841, m. July 2, 

1865, Burr Bradley. 



I40 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — "Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2) — ^Jeremiah — * Jeremiah. 

7. 'Edward E., b. Jan. 6, 1844, d. in Civil 

War. 

8. •George W., b. Dec. 30, 1846. 

2. ^ Elias, b. 

3. ' Polly, b. 

3. • Nehemiah, of Ridgefield, b. 

4. 'Uriah (Rev.), b. Mch. 27, 1760, m. Jan. 16, 1780, 

d. Dec. 12, 1846 ; he married, 1st, Hannah Keeler ; 
2d, Betty Lyon, b. Jan. i, 1769, d. Feb. 11, 1853, 
and had : 
I. 'Samuel, b. Jan. 4, 1787, m. Jan. 3, 1813, d. 

Nov. 9, 1868 ; he married Rebecca Parotte, 

and had : 

1. 'John W., b. Jan. 29, 1814, d. young. 

2. ' George, b. June 24, 1816, m. Oct. 12, 1837, 

Melissa Carpenter, b. Dec. 25, 1819, and 
had : 

1. • Nelson, b. Dec. 10, 1838, m. Aug. 16, 

1864, Louisa Thomas, b. Dec. 9, 

1845, and had : 

I. "Lawrence W., b. May 10, 1865. 

2. • Henry H., b. May 14, 1840, m. May 

5, 1867, I St, Catharine D. Lewis, b. 
, 1842, d. Aug. 7, 1873 ; 2d, 
Sarah E. Melott, m. Apl. 28, 1874, 
and had : 

1. " Charles M., b. , 1869. 

2. " Squire L., b. , 1875. 

3. • Rebecca J., b. Aug. 27, 1841, m. Oct. 

18, 1866, John Conger, b. 1836, and 
had : 

1. *" Thomas M., b. , 1868. 

2. *' Hudson M., b. , 1870. 

4. • John W., b. July 22, 1844, m. Oct. 

18, 1866, Samantha E. Harris, b. 
, 1849 (Monroe Co., O.), and 
had : 



Genealogy. 141 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RID6EFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — ' Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Jeremiah. 

1. "Stanton D., b. Aug. 10, 1867. 

2. *• George M., b. Aug. 9, 1872. 

3. " Nelson S., b. Aug. 9, 1872. 
2. ' Rebecca, b. , 1789. 

3. ^ Betsy, b. , 1791. 

4. ' ib. , 1793. 

S-' , b. ,1795. 

6. * Zalmon, b. Apl. 15, 1797, m. Nov. 26, 1818, 

d. Sept. 20, 1863 ; he married Sally Hen- 

drick, and had : 

I. • , b. , m. Silas P. Bamum. 

7. 'Luther, b. Apl. 17, 1800, m. , d. July , 

i860 ; he married Emma Hendrick. 

8. ' Asahel, b. Mch. 7, 18 10, m. Evaline Stevens, 

and had : 
I. • George M., 
5. • William G., b. Aug. 30, 1768, m. , 1789, d. Oct. 
21, 1847 » ^^ married Mary Hoyt, b. Nov. 12, 
1764, d. Oct. 16, 1847, ^^^ h^d : 
I. 'Barnard K., b. Nov. 30, 1790, m. Jan. i, 1813, 
d. Oct. 15, 1848 ; he married Miranda Burl- 
ing, b. Sept. 19, 1797, d. Oct. 31, 1857, and 
had : 

I. • Harry A., b. Dec. 11, 1813, m. Apl. 30, 
i^35> d' Apl. 17, 1888 ; he married 
Phebe A. Guion, b. Dec. 30, 18 14, (Port- 
chester, N. Y.), and had : 

1. 'Sarah L., b. May 25, 1836, m. Mch. 

15, i860, Charles H. Field, b. June 
20, 1838, and had : 

1. "Charles F., b. Oct. 25, 1863. 

2. " Nettie L., d. young. 

3. "Florence L., b. Apl. 12, 1872. 

2. • George H., b. Jan. 23, 1839, m. Mch. 

15, i860, Rheu E. Deveau, b. Feb. 

15, 1839, and had : 

I. " William E., b. Nov. 30, 1864. 



142 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

" William — "Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — 'Jeremiah. 

2. " Nettie A., b. June 2, 1866, d. 

young. 

3. " Joseph H., b. Feb. 15, 1869. 

4. " George A., b. Feb. 15, 1873. 

3. ' Daniel P., b. Aug. 10, 1840, d. young 

4.  Mary M., b. July 27, 1841, m. May 

15, 1864, Thomas C. Beekman, b. 
Apl. II, 1840, and had : 

1. "Josephine, b, Mch. 17, 1866. 

2. " William G., b. Jan. 19, 1868. 

3. *• Charles C, b. Dec. 30, 1869. 

5. 'Joseph P., b. Mch. 2, 1844, d. young. 

6. • Elijah B., b. Feb. 27, 1846, d. young. 

7. 'Jane M., b. Dec. 24, 1847, m. June 

17, t866, Peter C. Deveau, b. Nov. 
9, 1847, and had : 

1. " Harry B., b. June 16, 1867. 

2. "Anna A., b. Oct. 20, 1869. 

3. " Frank S., b. June 15, 1872, d. 

young. 

4. " Inez Z., b. Feb. 20, 1876. 

8. • Benjamin P., b. June 5, 185 1, m. Aug, 

4, 1872, EUacene Smith, b. Aug. 4, 
1850. 

9. 'Abraham M. F., b. Sept. 6, 1853, m. 

Sept. 8, 1872, Agnes Christie, b. 
Nov. 17, 1855, and had : 

1. "Benjamin G., b. Dec. 14, 1875, 

d. young. 

2. " Harry A., b. July 4, 1877. 

3. " Florence, b. Dec. 24, 1879. 

4. " Waiter I., b. July 14, 1883. 

5. "Abraham G., b. Sept. i, 1885. 
10. • Esther H., b. Sept. 4, 1855, m. Jan. 

I, 1877, Augustus Studwell, b. Dec. 

II, 1852, and had : 

I. " Augustus L., b. Jan. 7, 1878. 



Genealogy. 143 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIBLD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — ^ Joseph (i) — * Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — ' Jeremiah. 

2. *• Esther, b. Dec. 17, 1886. 

3. '"William G., b. Dec. 17, 1886. 

2. • Mary E., b. Aug. 28, 1815, m. Oct. 2, 1833, 

Daniel Phillips, b. May 2, 1811, and had : 

1. • Henry, b. Dec. 16, 1834, d. young. 

2. * George, b. Aug. 16, 1841. 

3. 'Julia A., b. Sept. 21, 1844, m. D. P. 

Cargill. 

4. • Mary E., b. Aug. 2, 1847, m. Geo. W. 

McCurdy. 

3. 'Sarah D., b. May 6, 1818, m. Feb. 2, 1854, 

John G. Byam, b. May 12, 1823, and had : 
I. • Frank E., b. Mch. 13, 1855. 

4. 'Marvin R., b. Oct. 20, 1820, m. Mch. 11, 

1843, Jane Arthur, b. Aug. 20, 1823 
(Mich.), and had : 

I. 'Arthur, b. Nov. 25, 1843, m. Louise 
Sears, and had : 

1. " Riley, b. 

2. " Frank, b. 

3. " Mary, b. 

4. " Edward, b. 

5. " Jane, b. 

2. 'Sarah, b. Jan. 20, 1844, m. Samuel 
Joslin, and had : 

1. " Margaretta, b. 

2. " Charles, b. 

3. " John, b. 

3. ' John, b. Sept. 3, 1847. 

4. 'Stephen, b. May 20, 1849, m. Laura 

Bowers, and had : 
I. " Charles, b. 

5. 'Emily, b. Aug. 9, 185 1, m. Aug. 8, 

1867, d. Aug. 31, 1872 ; she married 
James Brown, and had : 

1. " Myrtle B., b. 

2. " Jessie, b. 



144 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALKy RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — ' Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Jeremiah. 

6. • Mary, b. Dec. 8, 1853, d. Apl. 7, 1875, 

she married Lee Steele, and had : 
I. " Charles, b. , d. young. 

7. • Ida, b. May 3, 1858, d. young. 

8. • Ella, b. Nov. 25, 1861, d. young. 

9. •Henrietta, b. June 7, 1864, m. John 

Keeler, and had : 

1. "Nelson, b. 

2. *' George M., b. 

5. • Hester A., b. Oct. 30, 1822, m. Myron 

Bronson, of Albion, N. Y. 

6. 'Juliette, b. Apl. 23, 1825, m. May 19, 1847, 

d. Nov. 13, 1851 ; she married John G. 
Byam, b. May 12, 1823, and had : 

1. • Barnard K., b. Apl. 2, 1848, d. July 

2. 'Seth H., b. Aug. 19, 1851, d. young. 

7. "Stephen S., b. Oct. 31, 1826, m. Jan. i, 

1849, ist, Sarah L. Losee, d. May 14, 
1878 ; 2d, Anna Dunning, m. May 29, 
1879 (Brockport, N. Y.), and had : 

1. • Adelbert, b. May 9, 1851. 

2. • Ruzilla, b. Sept. 8, 186 1, d. young. 

3. ' Ella E. A., b. May 5, 1876. 

8. ' Louisa, b. , m. Richard Hunt, of 

Bancroft, Mich. 

9. • Amenia, b. July 28, 1833, d. young. 

10. ' Emma A., b. , m. James E. Wells, of 

Auburn, N. Y. 
2. ' William, of Brockport, N. Y., m. , 

and had : 
I. 'Ann, b. 

3. ^ Ursula, b. , m. Jonathan Brown, of Brock- 

port, N. Y. 

4. ^ David H., b. July 20, 1796, m. Jan. 24, 1818, 

d. Apl. 3, 1869 ; he married Sally M. Burt, b. 
Mch. 23, 1799, d. Sept. 28, 1868, and had : 



Genealogy. i45 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELDy AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — " Joseph (i) — • Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Matthew 

(Lieut.-Col.). 

1. • Jane E.,b. Nov. 4, 1818, m. Nov. 20, 1838, 

Robert Raymond, and had : 

1. • Robert E., b. 

2. • Charles W., b. 

3. • William H., b. 

4. • David M., b. 

2. • Nathan E., b. Feb. 4, 1820. 

3.  Marietta, b. Dec. 11, 1821, d. Sept. 27,1888. 

4. • Stephen, b. Feb. 21, 1824, d. young. 

5. ' David H., b. June i, 183 1, d. young. 

6. 'Caroline M., b. Oct. 5, 1835, d. Sept. 22, 

1865. 

7. • Emily T., b. Mch. 17, 1842 (Rye, N. Y.). 

8.  David H., b. May 27, 1845, d. young. 
5. ' Stephen, b. 

5. * Matthew, (Lieut-Col.), of Norwalk, b. Aug, 20, 1736, m. 
Feb. 7, 1760, d. Feb. 26, 1816; he married Phebe 
Whelpley, b. July , 1740, d. Aug. i, i8ii, and 
had : 

1. 'Mary b. Nov. 23, 1760, unm., d. Mch. 16, 1774. 

2. • Thaddeus, b. Oct. 11, 1762, m. , d. June 9, 

1843 ; he married Eunice St. John, d. Sept. 20, 
1835, and had no children. 

3.* Joseph, b. Aug. 7, 1764, m. Guion, d. , 

and had : 

I. ^ Abraham, b. , m. Judith Tillotson, d. 

, 1842, and had : 
I. • Walter H., b. 1810, m. Belinda Qark, d. 
, 1871, and had : 

1. • Walter H. (Lawyer, N. Y. City), b. 

Dec. 25, 1840, m. Eda Witty, and 
had no children. 

2. • Cecilia, b. , m. Benj. L. 

Creemer, and had : 

1. " Florence, b. 

2. " Laura, b. 



146 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William— 'Joseph (i) — "Joseph (2)—* Jeremiah — •Matthew 

(Lieut.-CoL). 

3. • Emily, b. , m. Thos. M. 

Letson, and had : 

1. " Thomas M., b. 

2. " Ida, b. 

3. " Bessie, b. 

4. • Ida, b. , unm. 

2. • Montgomery, b. , m , and 

had : 

I. • Montgomery, b. Went West. 

3. • Elizabeth, b. , m. , no chil- 

dren. 

4. • Harriet, b. , m., no children. 

4. • Elizabeth, b. Aug. 7, 1764, m. Jan. 10, 1789, d. Dec. 

24, 1825 ; she married Nathan Sanford, and had : 

I. * Thaddeus, b. 

2. ' James, b. May 6, 1792, 

3. ' Henry, b. 

4. ' Charity, b. Apl. 20, 1795. 

5. * Elizabeth, b. 

5. 'James, b. July 5, 1776, m. Nov. 7, 1792, d. Feb. 

23, 1841 ; he married Sarah Gregory, and had : 

1. ' Lucinda, b. Feb. 28, 1794, m. , d. 

, she married Thomas W. Gilbert, and 
had : 

1. • Sarah, b. 

2. ' James, b. 

2. ' Orinda, b. Feb. 28, 1797, m. , d. 

July 12, 1832; she married Stacey Beakes, 
Sept. 7, 1768, d. July 18, 1849, and had : 
I. 'Albert, b. 

3. ' Philip, b. , m. , ist, Betsy 

Jessup ; 2d, Maria Jessup, b. , 1802, d. 

Mch. 23, 1872, and had : 
I.  Julia, b. , d. Feb. 2, 1883. 

4. ' Julia A., b. , m. , Stacey Beakes, 

b. Sept. 7, 1768, d. July 18, 1849. 



Genealogy. i47 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

norwalk, ridgefield, and north f airfield county, conn. 

' William — * Joseph (i) — " Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Matthew 

(Licut.-Col.). 

6. 'Lucy, b. June 6, 1768, m. Nov. 10, 1786, Caleb 

Comstock, and had : 

1. "* Moses, b. Nov. 2, 1787. 

2. ^ Matthew, b. May 21, 1789. 

3. ' Molly, b. May 29, 1791. 

4. ^ Caleb, b. Jan. 5, 1793. 

5. ' Joshua, b. Sept. 6, 1795. 

6. ' Abigail, b. Oct. 30, 1797. 

7. 'Betty, b. Sept. 13, 1799. 

8. ' Xenophon, b. Sept. 28, 1801. 
9. ' Anna, b. Jan. 5, 1804. 
10. *Eli, b. Nov. 27, 1805. 

7. • David, b. Sept. 3, 1770, m. , d. Nov. 30, 

1842 ; he married Rachel Bouton, and had : 

1. ' Le Grand, b. , m. , d. ; he 

married , and had : 

1. "George, b. 

2. ' Matthew B., b. , 1806, m. , d. 

Mch. 14, 1882 ; he married Mary Smith (or 
Maria Nauny), and had : 

1. • Sidney B., b. May 4, 1843. 

2. • Henrietta M., b. Aug. 10, 1845. 

3. • George S. (Rev.), of San Francisco, b. 

Aug. 23, 1847. 

4.  Mary M., b. Sept. 15, 1853. 

3. ' George, b. Aug. 4, 1803, m. Aug. 3, 1827, d. 

Mch. 15, 1867 ; he married Clarissa B. Hunt, 
b. June 29, 1808, d. June 28, x868, and had : 

1. 'Alfred, of Jewel, Kansas. 

2. • Julia, b. , m. , John St. 

John, of Stamford, Conn. 

3. 'Sarah J., b. Feb. 14, 1839, unm., d. Mch. 

I, 1861. 

4. " Ruth A., b. , m. , ist, 

Dewitt Searls ; 2d, Weed. 

8. • Matthew, b. Jan. 27, 1773, ^- > d- Mch. 4, 

1816 ; he married , and had : 



148 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NoRTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN. 

'William — 'Joseph (i) — •Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — •Matthew 

(Lieut.-Col.). 
I. ' William M., d. young. 
9. • Aaron, b. Sept. 6, 1776, d. Sept. 20, 1779. 

10. 'Xenophon, b. June 12, 1779, "™' > ^' ^^^' 

28, 1847 ; he married Abigail Burr, b. June 3, 
1778, d. Aug. 22, 1857, and had : 

1. ^ Louisa, b. June 20, 1802, m. Apl. 20, 1828, d. 

; she married Nathaniel Webb, d. Apl. 
20, 1855. 

2. * Aaron B., b. Dec. 2, 1803. 

3. * Norman, b. May 17, 1808. 

4. * Edwin, of Santa Cruz, Cal., b. Dec. 17, 18 12, 

m. Emily Cooley. 
5. ' Charles, of Goshen, N. Y., b. Nov. 19, 1819, 
m. May 9, 1842, ist, Caroline Warden, b. 
Apl. , 1821, d. Nov. II, 1880; 2d, Fanny 
Jackson, m. Nov. 15, 1882. 

11. 'Roswell, of Goshen, N. Y., b. July 15, 1784, m. 

Dec. 5, 1813, d. June 6, 1850 ; he married Hannah 
Cash, b. Nov. 4, 1796, d. Apl. 15, 1868, and had : 

1. ^Milicent, b. Dec. 9, 1814, m. Dec. 27, 1832, 

d. ; she married Stephen Sayer, b. May 21, 
1810, d. Sept. 6, 1883, and had : 

1. 'Ann E., b. July 6, 1834. 

2. •Caroline, b. Nov. 7, 1836, d. Nov. 15, 1838. 

3. • Roswell M., b. May 29, 1839. 

4. • Hannah V., b. Sept. 14, 1841, d. Aug. 30, 

1867. 

5. • Jonathan C, b. May 31, 1845. 

6. "Mary A., b. Dec. 20, 1851. 

2. ^ Phebe A., b. Jan. 15, 182 1, m. Feb. 12, 1840, 

James C. Coleman, b. Apl. 28, 1820, d. Feb. 
I, 1882, and had : 

1.  Roswell C, b. Dec. 3, 1840, m. Sarah 

Wilkins. 

2. •James C, b. Aug. 18, 1843, m. May 25, 

1870, Ann E. Hulse. 



Genealogy. 149 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELP CoUNTY, CoNN. 

'William — * Joseph (i) — * Joseph (2) — * Jeremiah — * Matthew 

(Lieut.-Col.). 

3. 'John M. N., b. Jan. 15, 1846. 

4. • Charles W., b. Oct. 22, 1850, m. June 3, 

1874, Louisa Hoyt. 

5. •Thaddeus V., b. May i, 1854. 

3. ^Caroline M., b. Apl. 30, 1823, m. Mch. 29, 

1849, William W. Robertson, b. Mch. 22, 
i8iiy d. Sept. 31, 1881, and had : 
I. • William M., b. Jan. 4, 1850. 

4. ^ Henrietta, b. Apl. 28, 1825, m. Nov. 19, 1846, 

Matthew H. Bailey, b. Mch. 3, 1823, and had : 

1. • Georgia A., b. May 27, 1849, unm., d. Apl. 

28, 1865. 

2. • Ida v., b. Sept. 4, 1851, unm., d. Dec. 2, 

1868. 

3. • Merritt C, b. Dec. 25, 1858, d. Mch. 7, 

1859. 

5. * William H., b. June 9, 1827, m. Nov. 20, 1850, 

d. Nov. 19, 1876 ; he married Cornelia Davis, 
b. Sept. 26, 1828, d. June 28, 1872, and had : 

1. • Charles L. (Hon.), of Middletown, N. Y., 

b. Aug. 27, 1851, m. June 5, 1878, Fannie 
Tuthill, b. Nov. 24, 1857, and had no 
children. 

2. 'Hannah D., b. Feb. i, 1854, m. Oct. 17, 

1877, John L. Cummings, and had : 

1. 'John L., b. Dec. 11, 1878. 

2. • Mary B., b. Oct. i, 1882. 

3. • Joseph, b. Dec. 20, 1883. 

3. • Roswell, b. Feb. 20, i860. 

4. * Elizabeth D., b. Apl. 12, 1867. 

6. ^Reuben C, b. July i, 1830, m. Nov. i, 1854, 

Elizabeth J. Denton, and had : 

1. • Merritt C, b. , m. Annie Earl. 

2. • Theodore D., b. 

3. • Wisner, b. 

7. ' Elizabeth, b. Apl. 11, 1832, d. Mch. 17, 1833. 



ISO The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — "Joseph (i) — •Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — * Joseph. 

6. *Phebe, b. abt. 1740. 

7. •Sarah, b. abt. 1742. 

5. ^Zachariah, of Fairfield, b. Mch. 11, 1704, d. , 1761 ; 

he married Sarah , d. 177 1, and had no children. 

6. * Nehemiah, of Norwalk, b. Jan. 20, 1706, d. 1784 ; he married 

Mehetable , and had : 

I. • Joseph, b. , 1733, ^' ^760, Thankful Rockwell, and 

had : 

I. 'Thomas, b. , 1764, m. 1790, d. May, 1843 ; 

he married Ellen Ressequie, b. Aug. 5, 1767, 
d. June 17, 1862, and had : 

1. ^Harriet, b. May 30, 1793, m. Feb. 24, 1819, d. 

Mch. 17, 1878 ; she married Daniel Darrin, 
b. Dec. 21, 1794, d. Jan. 9, 1878, and had : 

1. "Sarah A., b. Dec. 21, 1819, m. Henry S. 

May. 

2. "Jane E., b. Aug. 12, 182 1, m. Henry N. 

Northrop. 

3. • Mary E., b. Sept. 14, 1823, m. Levi S. 

Nye ; she d. Nov. 6, 1878. 

4. • Martha, b, Apl. , 1825, d. Sept. 1827. 

5. "Catherine M., b. Oct. , 1827, d. 

Nov. 1828. 

6. "Phylinda, b. Jan. , 1829, d. Aug., 

, 1830. 

7. "Harriet E., b. Dec. 31, 1831, m. Edwin 

Johns ; she d. Jan., 1853. 

8. • Emeline, b. Oct. 2, 1835, unm., d. Mch. 

, 1855. 

9. "Charles J., b. Dec. 4, 1837, d. May 17, 

1863. 
10. "Celia M., b. Feb. 12, 1839, m. Elmer C. 
Foskett ; she d. 1867. 

2. 'Lyman, b. , 1795, m. , d. 

Mch. 31, 1859 ; he married Catherine Pinck- 
ney, and had : 



Genealogy. 1 5 ^ 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William—* Joseph (i) — " Joseph— (2) * Nehemiah — • Joseph. 

1. "Charles, b. 

2. " Sarah, b. 

3. ' Cyrus, b. , 1797, d. young. 

4. ' Wakeman, b. , 1799, d. young. 

5. ' Lewis, of Geneva, N. Y., b. May 13, 1802, m. 

June 4, 182 1, d. June 29, 1883 ; he married, 
I St, Sarah Lockwood, b. Nov. 24, 1802, d. 
Dec. 13, 1844 ; 2d, Jane Murray, b. Apl. 19, 
1802, m. Nov. 14, 1845, d. July 5, 1879, and 
had : 

1. • Fanny, b. May 30, 1822, unm., d. Nov. 9, 

1837. 

2.  William H., b. Mch. 3, 1824, m. , 

1854, d. Oct. 17, 1881 ; he married, 3d, 
Bridget Mallon, b. , 1835, m. Mch. 

1854, , d. , 1865, and had : 

I. * William H. and others. 

3. • Harriet E., b. Nov. 11, 1827, d. Oct. 10, 

1828. 

4. 'Charles H., of Jersey City, b. June 11, 

1829, m. Apl. 17, 1856, Mary J. .Bron- 
son, b. July 22, 1831, and had : 

1. • Carrie L., b. Feb. 21, 1857. 

2. • Frederick B., b. Apl. 8, i860, d. 

young. 

3. 'Charles H., b. Jan. 18, 1862. 

4. • Mary L., b. Aug. i, 1868. 

5. ' Edward, b. June 11, 1829, d. young. 

6. "Oscar, of Penn Yan, N. Y., b. Aug. 18, 

1831, m. July 12, 1855, Imogene Williams, 
b. Aug. 15, 1836, and had : 

1. • Eva, b. May , 1856, d. Feb. 17, 

1861. 

2. • Eliza, b. Oct. , 1858, d. Feb. 17, 

1861. 

3. • Charles, b. May 6, i860, d. Feb. 17, 

1861. 



152 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — • Joseph (i) — * Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — ' Joseph. 

4. • Clinton A., b. July 20, 1867. 

5. • Lena, b. Sept. i, 1870. 

6. • Lulu B., b. June 4, 1873. 

7. " Edgar, b. Jan. 2, 1834, m. Oct. 22, 1856, 
ist, Abigail Maurer, b. June 11, 1839, 
d. Mch. 19, 1867 ; 2d, Florence Redfield, 
of Penn Yan, N. Y., b. Jan. 8, 1854, m. 
Nov. 16, 1879, and had : 

1. • Henry S., of Rochester, N. Y. b. 

Mch. 22, 1859, 

2. 'Jane W., b. June 24, 1864. 

8. 'Austin, of Geneva, N. Y., b. Sept. 15, 
1836, m. Sept. 23, 1858, Charlotte A. 
Bogart, b. Sept. 14, 1840, and had : 

1. • William L., b. Apl. 23, i860. 

2. • Lewis G., b. Oct. 6, 1861. 

3. • Ellen B., b. Feb. 2, 1872. 

9. 'Ebenezer H., b. May 15, 1839, unm., d. 
May 6, 1875. 

10.  Ruth J., b. Jan. 15, 1842, d. Oct. i, 

1845- 

11. "Lewis L., b. Dec. 9, 1844, m. Feb. 28, 

1864, Louise A. Trufant, b. July 15, 
1845, and had : 

1. • Ella, b. Apl. 15, 1866, d. June 13, 

1866. 

2. • Emily L., b. Dec. 18, 1867. 

3. • Anna T., b. Oct. 30, 1874. 

6. ^ Cyrus A., b., July 13, 1804, m. Feb. 4, 1832, 
d. Sept. 7, 1882 ; he married Jemima C. 
Forbes, b. Jan. 24, 1815, d. June 13, 1878, 
and had : 

1. 'Emily, b. Jan. 5, 1833. 

2. 'Harriet E., b. Sept. 17, 1834, d. Jan. 6, 

1837. 



Genealogy. 153 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — • Joseph (i)— ' Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — ' Joseph — 

• Joseph. 

3. 'Jane, b. June 5, 1836, m. Sept. 5, 1864, 

Wm. A. BrowD, b. Aug. 20, 1835, and 
had : 

1. • William P., b. July i, 1865, d. Mch. 3, 

1871. 

2. • Warren M., b. Jan. 15, 1869, d. Sept. 

14, 1872. 

3. • Jerry C, b. May 17, 1873, d. Jan. 17, 

1877. 

4. • Franklin C, b. Nov. 6, 1878. 

4. • Francis, b. Sept. , 1839, d. Mch. 6, 1840. 

5. ^ Francis, b. Mch. , 1840, d. in infancy. 

7. * Amos, b. Apl. 13, 1808, m. Apl. 25, 1850, d. 

Mch. 26, 1867 ; he married Jemima Barber, 
b. Mch. 10, 1 814, of Geneva, N. Y. 

8. ^ Phylinda, b. Mch. 28, 1812, m. , d. 

June 2, 1879 ; she married, ist, Eli S. Bene- 
dict, 2d, Harmon Cole (see p. ), b. Sept. 8, 
t8o6, d. Sept. 2, 1848, and had : 
I. 'Harriet (Benedict), b. Feb. 7, 1836, m. 
Arva Harmon. 

2. " Ella (Cole), b. Feb. 19, 1850. 

3. • Addie, b. May 9, 1854. 

4. * Jennie, b. July 11, 1857. 

5. " Belle, b. May 25, 1859, d. July 28, 1873. 
2. 'Joseph, b. Feb. 28, 1766, m. , d. May 17, 

1855 ; he married Abigail Watrous, b. » 1772, 

d. June 12, 1840, and had : 

I. ^ Anna, b. Dec. 19, 1791, m. Feb. , 1812, d. 

Oct. II, 1817 ; she married Edward St. John, 

and had : 

1. "Anna M., b. Mch. 23, 1813, m. 

Griffin. 

2. ' William W., of Greenwich, O., b. Aug. 

18, 1815 ; he married a Miss Hale and 
had five children. 



154 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTV, CONN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — * Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — * Joseph — 

•Joseph. 

2. ' John W., of Greenwich, O., b. Jan. i, 1793, 

m. Feb. 28, 1817, d. Jan. 9, 1877 ; he married 
Phebe Benedict, b. Jan. 19, 1798, d. June 28, 
1859, and had : 

1. ' Harriett A., b. Aug. 8, 1819, d. , 1847. 

2. • Moses B., b. Oct. 13, 1822. 

3. • Henry J., b. Apl. 15, 1824, m. Oct. 24, 

1848, Mary A. Trescott, b. Nov. 25, 
1825, and had : 

1. • Emily I., b. Dec. 25, 1851. 

2. • Hattie A., b. Apl. 7, 1854, m. Apl. 

27, 1880, Isaac V. Johnson, b. June 
29, 1850. 

3. * Son, d. in infancy. 

4. ' Polly, b. Apl. 27, 1796, m. Sept. 25, 1817, d. 

Sept. 29, 1871 ; she married, ist, Chauncey 
Bouton, b. Sept. i, 1796, d. Jan. 29, 1824; 
2d, Willett Hanford, and had by ist husband : 

1.  Mary E., b. July , 1818, d. Aug. 9, 

1824. 

2. 'George C., b. Feb. 11, 1821. 

2d husband : 

3. • Edwin W., b. Jan. 15, 1827, m. 

Wynkoop. 

4. • William H., b. Mch. 29, 1830, m. S. Young. 

5. "James W., b. Mch. 27, 1831, m. S. Ed- 

wards. 
6.* Mary, b. June 22, 1835, d. Aug. 23, 

1836. 
7. ' John, b. Aug. 22, 1840, m. Mc- 

Cormick. 

5. ' Henry, b. , 1798, d. Feb. 26, 1846 ; 

he married Sarah Seward, and had : 

1. 'Fanny M., b. 

2. ' William H., b. 

3. 'Mary E., b. 



Genealogy. iS5 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, and NORTH FAIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — * Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — • Joseph — 

•Joseph. 

4. • Daughter, b. 

5. " Frank, b. 

6. * Abigail, b. , 1800, d. June 29, 1844 ; she 

married James Ryder. 

7. ^ Sally, b. May i, 1802, m. May 22, 1825, d, 

Mch. II, 1843 ; she married Zalmon S. Burr, 
and had : 

1. • Lucy A., of Ridgefield, b. Mch. 12, 1831. 

m. H. Whitlock, and had two children. 

2. • Joseph W., of Bethel, Conn., b. Mch. 19, 

1834, m. J. Guyer, and had two children. 

3. ' Charles S., of Middletown, Conn., b. Aug. 

26, 1842, m. F. E. Little, and had one 
child. 

8. * Lucy, b. , 1804, m. , Henry 

Beardsley, and had : 
I.  Henry, b. 

9. ^ Fanny, b. 1806, m. Oct. 12, 1834, Jesse B. 

Stawson, and had : 

1. • Evalina, b. 

2. " Edwin B., b. 

3. * Mary E., b. 

10. ^ David, of Branchville, Conn., b. June 25, 1808, 
m. Jan. 4, 1832, d. Nov. 29, 1880 ; he married 
Zillah Genong, b. June 22, 1813, and had : 

1. "Lewis H., b. Mch. 31, 1833, m. Apl. 4, 

1855, d. Nov. 27, 1884 ; he married 
Sarah A. Edmonds, and had : 

1. 'Ida L., b. Dec. 2, 1857, m. Dec. 30, 

1880, John W. Banks, of Ridgefield. 

2. • Henry J., b. Mch. 8, i860. 

3. • Edith E., b. Mch. 24, 1865. 

4. • Lewis C, Apl. 3, 1873. 

2. • Ira W., of Falls Village, Conn., b. Aug. 

26, 1835, m. Mch. 23, 1859, Annie M. 
Waters. 



156 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NoRWALK, RiBGEFiELD, and NoRTH Fairfield County, Conn. 

'William — ^•Joseph (i) — "Joseph (2) — ^Nehemiah — •Joseph — 

• Joseph. 

3. " John W., b. Dec. 26, 1837, m. Mch. 5, 

1862, Mary A. Olmstead, and had : 

1. • Annie L., b. Jan. 4, 1863, m. Nov. 23, 

1879, H. M. Kellogg. 

2. • Clara W., b. June 7, 1865, d. Oct. 16, 

1867. 

3. • Jennie F., b. Feb. 29, 1867. 

4. * Sarah A., b. Mch. i, 1841, unm., d. May 

24, 1855- 

5. • Isaac v., b. May 26, 1843, m. Oct. 4, 1866, 

Sarah A. Roscoe. 

6. 'James R., b. Aug. 17, 1845, d. Dec. 5, 

1849. 

7. • Mary E., b. Mch. 19, 1847, ^* Sept. 13, 

1868, Wm. A. Piersall, and had : 

1. * Zilla M., b. June 28, 1869. 

2. 'Charlotte A., b. July 17, 1870. 

3. • David S., b. Oct. 30, 187 1. 

4. • Isaac v., b. Aug. 17, 1873. 

8. "Theodore, b. Nov. 19, 1849, m. Mch. 14, 

1872, Urania A. Williams. 

9. "David A., b. Sept. 19, 1852, d. Nov. 25, 

1854. 
IX. * James, b. m. d. ; he married ist, 

Mary Edwards, 2d, Chloe Hall, and had : 

1. " Louisa E., d. in infancy. 

2. " James O., b. 

12. * William, b. Sept. 3, 1815, m. Sept. 3, 1837, 
Abiah L. Partridge, and had : 
I. 'James S., b. Sept. 15, 1838, m. Oct. 10, 

1859, Antoinette Van Deusen, b. Nov. 23, 

1840, and had : 

I. 'Stanley W., b. July 13, 1862. 

2. 'Harry O., b. Aug. 18, 1867, d. Nov. 

3, 1872. 
3. ' Minnie B., b. Dec. 23, 1869. 



Genealogy. 1 5 7 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William—* Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2) — *Nehemiah — * Joseph. 

4. • Clarence W., b. Apl. 8, 1877. 

2.  Margaret, b. July 7, 1842, m. Mch. 2, 

1864, d. Apl. 17, 1864 ; she married 

George W. Abbott, and had no children. 

3. 'Ruth, b. Aug. I, 1769, m. i79S, ^' ^^c. 13, 

1853 ; she married Thomas Roscoe, b. Oct. 16, 

1770, d. Oct. 30, 1846, and had : 

1. ^ Jehiel, b. July 28, 1801, m. Anna Keeler ; he 

d. Sept. 5, 1828 ; 8 children. 

2. * Thomas, b. Feb. 14, 1806, d. Oct. 29, 1811. 
3. ''Joseph E., b. Oct. 3, 1808, m. Dec. 3, 1837, 

Eunice Northrop ; 3 children. 
4.'* Deborah, b. 177 1, m. d. ; she married 

John Roscoe. 
5. 'Samuel, b. Dec. 6, 1773, m. Nov. 12, 1798, d. Aug. 

13, 1843 ; he married Eleanor Roscoe, and had : 

1. ^Martin, b. June 25, 1800, m. May 25, 1825, d. 

Feb. 8, 1876 ; he married Polly M. Stephens, 

and had : 

I. " Samuel O., of Wilton, Conn., b. Nov. i, 

1826, m. May 20, 1850, Mary E. Dimond, 

and had : 

1. • George B., b. Mch. 13, 1851. 

2. 'Carrie V., b. Mch. 11, 1854. 

3. * Frank F., b. Aug. 26, 1856, m. Dec. 

23, 1880, Jennie Hamilton, b. Nov. 
19, 1859. 

4. • Charles M., b. Jan. 14, i860. 

5. • Minnie A., b. Feb. 18, 1865. 

6. • Alice M., b. Sept. 3, 1872. 

2. ' Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1803, m. Jan. 13, 1828, 

d. Oct. 20, 1854 ; she married Roswell 
Griffin, b. Mch. 7, 1804. 

3. ' Amelia, b. Apl. 25, 1806, m. May 15, 1825, 

Benjamin Whitney, and had : 
I. ® Eliza, b. Apl. 6, 1826. 



158 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, ConN. 

* William — " Joseph (i) —  Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — ' Joseph. 

2. ' David, b. Mch. 25, 1828. 

3. •Charles, b. Jan. 18, 1832. 

4. •Polly M., b. Jan 26, 1834. 

5. •Noble, b. Apl. 23, 1836. 

6. 'George, b. Aug. 3, 1839. 

7. • Emi]y, b. Jan. 26, 1841. 

8. • Luther, b. Jan. 29, 1843. 

4. ' Azor, b. Aug. 14, 1807, m. Nov. 23, 1837, d. 

; he married Sally Thorp, and had : 

1. • Elizabeth, b. Nov. 27, 1838. 

2. •Luther, b. Aug. 14, 1840, d. Feb. 13, 

1842. 

3. " William L., b. Aug. 5, 1844. 

5. ^ Henry, b. Aug. 15, 1809, m. Dec. 26, 1839, 

d. ; he married Hannah Squires, and 
had : 

1. • Agnes J., b. Sept. 29, 1840. 

2. "Frances A., b. Mch. 19, 1842. 

3. • Sarah C, b. Aug. 15, 1845, unm., d. Aug. 

4. "John C, b. July 4, 1847, m. Dec. 24, 1868, 

Anna A. Sevens, and had : 

1. 'IdaC., b. Nov. 12, 1869. 

2. • Charles H., b. Mch. 5, 1871. 

6. * Adelia, b. Apl. 2, 1814, d. Dec. 1874. 

7. ^ Samuel, of Bethel, Conn., b. 1816. 

8. 'Orinda, of Wilton, Conn., b. June 10, 1818. 

6. 'Nehemiah, b. Mch. 29, 1775, m. Nov. 12, 1797, d. 
May 26, 1858 ; he married Anna Bartram, b. Aug. 
10, 1778, d. Oct. 5, 1853, and had : 
I. ^ Nehemiah, b. Feb. 7, 1799, m. Dec. 25, 1823, 
d. Mch. 24, i860 ; he married, ist, Sarah 
Dusenbury, d. Dec. 9, 1832 ; 2d, Charlotte 
Glover, m. Dec. 25, 1834, d. Mch. 3, 1881 ; 
and had : 
I. "Elbert, b. 



Genealogy. 1 59 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NoRWALK, RiDGEFiBLD, and NoRTH Fairfield County, Conn. 
* William — * Joseph (i) — • Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — * Joseph. 

2. * Ann E., b. 

3. • Mary A., b. 

4. ^ Nehemiah, b. 

5. ' William, b. 

6. * Francis, b. 

7. • Sarah L., b. 

8. " Charlotte A., b. 

9. " Eleanor, b. 
10. • Nehemiah, b. 

2. 'Walter, of Orange, N. J., b. Jan. 22, 1801, m. 

Feb. 2, 1822, ist, Julia A. Dyckman, b. Apl. 
15, 1802^ d. Aug. 4, 1823 ; 2d, Cornelia Gould, 
b. Jan. 8, 1803, m. Feb. 12, 1825 ; and had by 
I St wife : 

1. 'Cyrus B., b. Oct. 15, 1822, d. Mch. 23, 

1823 ; by his 2d wife : 

2. * Josephine, b. Dec. 17, 1825, m. Sept. 4, 

185 1, George A. Halsey. 
3.* Walter, b. Dec. 27, 1827, d. May 26, 
1868. 

4. • Julia A., b. July 24, 1830, d. Mch. 17, 

1832. 

5. 'Cornelia, b. Aug. i, 1832. 

• 6. ' Franklin, b. Mch. 14, 1834. 

7. • Emily, b. Feb. 14, 1836, m. July 10, 1883, 

Samuel H. Cornell. 

8. 'Julia A., b. Oct. 23, 1838, m. Aug. 27, 

1874, George W. McMillan. 

9. " Georgiana, b. Feb. 3, 1841, m. July 2, 

1868, d. Feb. 28, 1872 ; she married 
George W. McMillan. 
10. 'Augustus, b. Mch. 11,1843. 

3. ' Russell, of Ridgefield, b. Dec. 2, 1805, m. Apl. 

23, 1830, d. Jan. 12, 1877 ; he married Mary 
A. Dunning, b. 1802, d. Aug. 2, 1877 ; and 
had : 



i6o The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — " Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — • Joseph. 

1. "George C, b. Dec. 19, 1830, m. Aug. 16, 

1858, d. May 20, 1883 ; he married 
Hattie V. Quintard, b. May 14, 1836, 
and had : 

1. • Florence Q., b. July 21, 1859. 

2. • James R., b. Aug. 7, 1866. 

2. 'Mary A., b. Mch. 22, 1833. 

3. "Sylvester, b. Feb. 25, 1836, m. Dec. 3, 

1868, Annie H. Kippen, d. Mch. 16, 
1871. 

4. " Frank, of Bridgeport, Conn., b. Jan. 27, 

1838, m. Mch. 8, i860, Mary J. Jelliflf, 
b. June II, 1841, and had : 

1. "William F., b. Jan. 21, 1861. 

2. " Edward E., b. Apl. 27, 1865. 

3. " Lena J., b. Apl. 25, 187 1. 

4. • Louise D., b. Aug. 7, 1877. 

5. "John D., b. Feb 27, 1841, m. Nov. 

1867, d. Sept. 8, 1876 ; he married Julia 
Westervelt, and had : 

1. • Ethlene, b. 

2. " Pauline, b. 

6. "Pauline, of Bridgeport, Conn., b. Oct. 12, 

1847, m. June 15, 1870, Edwin M. Parker, 
b. Oct. 9, 1844, and had : 

1. • Maud D., b. June 27, 1871. 

2. "Kate M., b. Nov. 27, 1873. 

7. • Frederick St. J., b. Dec. 10, 1849, ™- -A-pl. 

27, 1870, Hannah M. Avery, b. Apl. 16, 
1849, and had : 

I. • Frederick G., b. Oct. 14, 187 1. 
2. " Grace O., b. Oct. 15, 1873. 
4. ' Sally A., b. Aug. 21, 1809, m. Jan. 18, 1830, d. 
Jan. 30, 1840 ; she married Aaron B. 
Dikeman, b. May 29, 1803, d. Mch. 2, 
1846, and had : 



Genealogy. i6i 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NoRWALK, RiDGEFiELD, and NoRTH Fairfield County, Conn. 
* William — * Joseph (i) — • Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — * Joseph. 

1. "Levi, b. Nov. 3, 1830, unm., d. Mch. 9, 

1831. 

2. • Cornelia J., of North Wilton, Conn., b. 

Sept. 6, 1832, m. Cyrus Grey. 

3. * Charlotte F., of South Norwalk, b. Sept. 

25, 1838, m. John B. Wheeler. 
5. 'Cynthia, b. June 21, 1812, m. Dec. 25, 1834, 
James P. Fitch, of West Farms, N. Y., b. Nov. 
22, 1813, and had : 

1. * Theodore, b. July 20, 1836, m. Cornelia 

Mapes. 

2. " Edward H., b. Sept. 22, 1840, d. Sept. i, 

1864. 

3. * Alonzo, b. Oct. 6, 1846, m. Emma F. 

Weed. 

4. " Marcus, b. Dec. 30, 1850. 

6. 'Julia, b. Apl. 5, 1814, unm., d. Apl. 11, 

1823. 
7. 'Jane E., b. June 14, 1818, m. Oct. 11, 1833, 

Silas W. Brown, and had : 

1. * Julia F., b. 

2. " James P., b. 

3. ® Imogene E., b. 

4. " Winfield S., b. Feb. 1849, d. in in- 

fancy. 

5. ^ Josephine A., b. 

6. • Edith, b. 

7. * Frank, b. 

8.' Julia A., b. Dec. 17, 1822, m. Dec. 23, 1840, d. 
1876 ; she married Wm. D. Jones, and had : 

1. • John M., b. 

2. • William D., b. 

3. ' Walter, b. 

7.* Cynthia, b. abt. 1777, m., ist, John Olmstead, 2d, 
Eben Hawley, and had : 
I. 'John (Olmstead), of Auburn, N. Y., b. 



1 62 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

" William — • Joseph (i) — " Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — 7oseph. 

2. ' Delia (Olmstead) of Five Mile River, Conn., b. 
3. ' Ebenezer (Hawley), b. 

4. ' Edward '* b. 
8. • Rogers, b. abt. 1779. 

9. 'Hannah, b. , 1780, m. Nov. 15, 1803, d. Aug. 
, 1823 ; she married Lot Forrester, b. Feb. 12, 
1782, and had : 

1. ^ Maria, b. June 9, 1804, m. Lyman Keeler. 

2. 'William, b. Apr. 18, 1806. 

3. ' Sally, b. Feb. 20, 1808. 
4. ' Rufus, b. Aug. 21, 181 1. 

5. ' Hiram M., b. Nov. 21, 1813. 

6. 'Jane A., b. Nov. 22, 1815. 

7. ' George, b. Sept. 7, 1818. 

10.' James b. ; he married Sally Sherwood, b. 

Feb. 18, 1775, d. Mch. 7, 1848, and had : 

1. 'Harry, b. , 1800, d. Feb. 13, 1838. 

2. ' Clarissa, b. May 10, 1802, m. June 23, 182 1, d. 

Oct 23, 1868 ; she married Jeremiah Olmstead, 
b. Sept. 13, 1796, d. Oct. 29, 1868. 

3. ' Sherwood, b. , m. , Harriet 

Grumman, and had : 

I. * Sarah H., b. Apl. 2, 1844, m. Oct. 25, 187 1, 
James L. Hunt, b. Apl. 4, 1847, and had : 
I. • Effie L., b. Oct 22, 1873. 

4. 'James E., b. Oct 29, i8ir, m. July 14, 1833. 

Samanthay dau. of Philip Northrop, b. Aug. 
23, 1813, d. Aug. 25, 1866 (see p. ), and 
had : 

1. ' Jeremiah O., of Bingham ton, N. Y., b. 

Apl. 20, 1834, m. Dec. 25, 1855, Sarah A. 
Burton. 

2.  Seth, b. Apl. 6, 1836, unm., d. Apl. 15, 1838. 

3. " Rufus N., of Waterville, N. Y., b. Apl. 7, 

1838, m. Dec. 25, 1858, Mary Knapp. 



Genealogy. 163 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGSFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN. 

' William — * Joseph (i) — * Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — * Joseph. 

4. ' Erastus B., of Cincinnati, O., b. June 22, 
1840, m. Jan. 4, 1866, Ellen A. Saw- 
bridge, and had : 

1. • Henry J., b, 1866. 

2. • Clara E., b. 1866, d. in infancy. 

3. • Ellen E., b. Mch. 28, 1868. 

4. 'Clara B., b. Oct. 10, 1870. 

5. • George H., b. Aug. 15, 1872. 

6. • Jessie F., b. Jan 9, 1875. 

5." Clarissa O., b. Dec. 29, 1845, m. Nov. 2, 
1865, George R. Wilson, of Bingham- 
ton, N. Y., b. Mch. 30, 1830, and had : 

1. • Olive M., b. Mch. 30, 1868. 

2. • Lena, b. July 27, 187 1. 

6. "James W., b. May 13, 1849. 

7. " Elvira M., b. Feb. i, 1852, m. Aug. 27, 

1872, Horace A. RoflF, b. July 12, 1849. 

5. ' Sarah, b. May 23, 1813, m. Oct. 16, 1835, d. 
May 18, 1847 ; she married John B. Olmstead, 
b. Sept. 10, 1812, d. Apl. 2, 1838, and had : 
I. * Eleanor, b. Nov. 18, 1836, d. in infancy. 

6. 'Eliza, b. June 12, 1818, m. Sept. 12, 1841, 
Stephen Olmstead, of Ridgefield, b. Dec. 9, 
1 8 14, and had : 

1. " Eliza J., b. Oct. 9, 1843. 

2. "George H., b. Oct. 6, 1845. 

3. • Martha L., b. Dec. 25, 1854. 

4. • Ellen, b. Feb. 9, 187 1. 

II.* Eliphalet, b , m. , d. ; 

he married Susan Olmstead, and had : 
I. ' Harvey, b. 

2. ' Betsy, b. , m. , d. ; 

she married Harmon Cole, who after her 
death married Phylinday dau. of Thomas 
Mead (see p. ), and had : 

I. "William, b. 



1 64 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — " Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — ' Zach- 
ARiAHy (of Ballston, N. Y.) — • Nehemiah, (of Horseneck). 

2. • Harvey, b. 

3. " Edward, b. 

4. " Rufus, b. 

5. " Laura, b. 

6.  Mary, b. 

3. ' William, b. 

4. ^ Ann, b. 

5. ^ Laura, b. 

6. * Rufus, b. 

7. ' Polly, b. 

8. ^ Cordelia, b. 

12. 'Sally, b. , m. , d. ; 

she married Zalmon Morgan. 

2. * Zachariah, b. abt. 1735 » ^^ settled at Ballston, N. Y., 

and had : 

1.  Israel, b. abt. 1763. 

2. * Isaiah, b. abt. 1765 ; he married , and had : 

I. ' Ebenezer, b. ; he mar- 

ried , and had : 

I.  Hosea, b. 

3. * Nehemiah, b. abt. 1737 ; he afterwards lived at Horse- 

neck, married Hayes, and had : 

I. • Huldah, b. Jan. 27, 1777, m. Hezekiah Tracey. 
2. 'Nehemiah, b. Aug. 21, 1779, °^' Mch. 27, 1803, 
Polly Hobby, and had : 
I. ' Jabez, b. , 1803, m. Harriet Lesher. 

2, ' Nehemiah, of Horseneck, b. Aug. i, 1808, 
m. , d. Feb. 16, 1888 ; he married 

Phebe Meiritt, b. Mch. 9, 1804, d. Oct. 16, 
1881, and had : 

I.  Abigail J., b. , m. , d. , 

1864 ; she married Abram Merritt, and 
had : 

1. " Henry, d. young. 

2. • Charles A., b. 

3. " Arietta, m. Lewis M. Ferris. 



Genealogy. 165 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — * Joseph ( i) — • Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah — * Nehe- 

MiAH, (of Horseneck). 

2.' Hannah M., b. , m. Augustus 

Ritch^ (see p. ), and had : 

1. • Augustus, b. 

2. • William E., b. 

3. • Ralph, b. 

4. • Loretta, b. 

5. * Hannah M., b. 

6. • Phebe, b. 

3. • Sarah M., b , m. Floyd Mead^ 

and had (see p. ). 

4. " Loretta, d. young. 

5. ' Hannah A., b. June 21, 1841. 

6. * Edgar, b. , m. Sarah E. Brundage. 

7. ® Henrietta, b. , m. Wm. J. Smith, and had : 

1. 'Helena, b. 

2. • Edith b. 

3. 'William E.,b. 

3. ' William, b. , 1809. 

4. ' Mary, b. ,1810; she married Capt. 

Thos. Mayo. 

5. ' Sarah, b. , 1812. 

3. 'Andrew, b. Aug. 23, 1782. 

4. • Mehetable, b. Dec. i, 1784. 

5. 'Rogers, b. Sept. i, 1789. 

6. 'Zachariah, b. Feb. 6, 1792, m. Rachel Williams, of 

Peekskill, N. Y., and had : 

I. 'Jeremiah F., b. Apl. 1828, m. Apl. 16, 1856, 
Elizabeth A. Merritt. 

7. 'John, b. May 14, 1794, d. young. 

8. 'Polly, b. July 3, 1797. 

9. 'John, b. , 1800. 

4. 'Deborah, b. abt. 1739, m. May 10, 1763, d. ; 

she married Thaddeus Betts, and had : 

1. • Nehemiah, b. Sept. 25, 1765. 

2. ' Hannah, b. Sept 27, 1768. 

3. 'Deborah, b. Feb. 16, 1770. 



1 66 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN. 

'William — * Joseph (i) — " Joseph (2) — * Nehemiah. 

4. ' Anna, b. June 2, 1773. 

5. • Sarah, b. Oct. 9, 1777. 

6. • Zadoc, b. May 10, 1780. 

7. ' Lydia, b. Nov. 9, 1781. 

8. ' Rebecca, b. Dec. 20, 1784. 

5. ' Mary, b. abt. 1741 ; she married Hurlburt. 

6. • Lydia, b. abt. 1743. 

7. * Abijah, b. abt. 1745, m. July 20, 1788, Lydia Jennings, 

and had : 

1. • Lydia, b. Apl. 10, 1789. 

2.  George, b. Jan. 30, 1791. 

3. ' Charlotte, b. Dec. 13, 1794. 

8. 'David, b. abt. 1747, m. , 1769, d. ; he 

married Isabella Knapp, and had : 

I. 'Joshua, b. 1770, m. 1794, d. Aug. 23, 1823 ; he 

married Abigail Marshall, b. 1773, d. Sept. 29, 

1829, and had : 

1. ' John, b. 1795, d*. , 1867. 

2. ' David, b. 1796, m. 1826, d. 1856 ; he 

married Eliza Thompson, b. 1806, d. 

, 1870, and had : 

1. ' Lyell T., b. , 1829. 

2. "Julia A., b. , 1831, m. , 185 1, 

David Mover, of Grant County, Wis. 

3. " Emma, b , 1834. 

4. " William, b. , 1837. 

5. ® Fanny b. , 1840, m. Walter Myer of 

Milwaukee, Wis. 

6. "Mary, b. , 1846. 

7. ® Matilda, b. , 1848. 

3. ^ Andrew, b. Apl. 1798. 

4. 'Sarah, b. July , 1800, m. , 1820, d. 

June 14, 1874 ; she married Thomas Mc- 
Enelly, b. 1783, d. July 12, i860, and had : 
I. * Maria J., b. Feb. 21, 1821, m. Henry W. 
Weed. 



Genealogy. 167 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

norwalk, ridgefield, and north fairfield county, conn. 

* William — ' Joseph (i) — • Joseph (2) — * Israel — ' Joseph. 

2. 'Betsy M., b. Mch. 25, 1823, m. Lewis H. 

Miller. 
3. 'Eliza T., b. Apl. 15, 1826, m. Henry 

Barrett. 

5. ^ Maria, b. , 1802, m. , 1822, d. , 

1864 ; she married Alanson Collins. 

6. 'Joshua, b. , 1804. 

7. 'Betsy, b. , 1806, m. , 1829, d. 

1841 ; she married Burr David, and had : 
I. " Angeline, b. , 1832. 

8. 'William, b. , 1808, m. , 1832, Rose 

DuCombs. 

9. ' Thomas, b. , 1810, m. , 1830, Delia 

Fancher, and had : 

1. • William, b. , 1835. 

2. 'Thomas J., b. , 1837. 

3. 'Julia A., b. , 1840. 

4. ' Fancher, b. , 1842. 

10. ' Isabella, b. , 1812, m. , 1830, 

George Morgan. 

2. 'David, removed to Albany County, N. Y., b. 1772. 

3. • Susan, b. 

9. ' Daniel, b. abt. 1749. 
7. * Israel, of Greenwich, b. Mch. 14, 1708, removed to Ridge- 
field ; he married and had : 

I.' Joseph, b. , m. , d. , 1813 ; 

he married, ist, , 2d, Sarah Close, 3d, 

Morris, d. July 4, 1829, and had : 
I.' Phebe, b. Mch. 12, 1764, m. , d. July 27, 

1834 ; she married Thaddeus Whitlock, b. Dec. 16, 
1759, d. Nov. 30, 1825, and had : 

1. 'Thaddeus, b. Nov. 4, 1788, d. June 28, 1840. 

2. 'Huldah, b. June 26, 1790, d. Dec. 29, 1859. 

3. 'Abigail, b. Sept. 27, 1791, d. May 19, 1814. 

4. ' John, b. July 7, 1793, d. Mch. 8, 1838. 
5. ' Ruth, b. May 5, 1795, d. Jan. 23, 1816. 
6. ' William, b. May 5, 1797, d. Feb. 18, 1823. 



1 68 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — " Joseph (2) — * Israel — ' Joseph. 

7. ' Ezra, b. Aug. 16, 1798, d. Nov. 12, 1819. 

8. * Joseph, b. July 29, 1801, d. Aug. 12, 1839. 

9. * Rufus, b. Aug. 21, 1803, went to New Orleans 

and was never heard from. 

10. ^ Harry, b. Feb. 6, 1805, d. Feb. 2, 1827. 

11. *Eli, b. Jan. 18, 1807, d. Apl. i, 1831. 
12. ' Phebe, b. Dec. 3, 1808, d. Aug. 7, 1875. 

2. * Hannah, b. , 1766, m. , d. ; 

she married Eliphalet Bennett, and had : 

1. * Betsy, b. 

2. ^ George, b. 

3. ' Stephen, b. 

4. ^ Eliphalet, b. 

3. • Joseph, of Kortwright, N. Y. (large family). 

4. • Israel, b. 1771, , d. Apl. 13, 1829 ; he married 

Polly and had no children. 

5. • Jabez, b. 1773, m. , d. ; he married 

Huldah Gilbert, and had no children. 

6. * Josiah, b. 1775, niarried and had two children. 

7. 'Polly, b. Nov. 6, 1783, m. Apl. 6, 1803, d. July 

7, 1854; she married John Keeler, of Moravia, 
N. Y., b. Apl. 14, 1783, d. July 3, 1866, and had : 

1. * Morris, b. June 25, 1804, m. Mary Abbott 

2. 'Sally, b. Apl. 20, 1806, m. Henry Allee. 

3. ' Huldah, b. Mch. 30, 1808, m. John Dennis* 

4. 'William, b. May 25, 1810, m. Lucy Hussey. 

5. ' Thompson, b. Apl. 25, 1813, m. Eliza Allee. 
6. ' Israel, b. Sept. 30, 1815, m. Caroline Stewart. 

7. 'John, b. Mch. 13, 1819, d. Oct. 29, 1842. 

8. 'Lucinda, b. Jan. 4, 1822, m. James Allee. 

8. 'Sarah, b. Apl. 3, 1788, m. Nov. 3, 1809, d. Sept. 19, 

1861 ; she married Elisha Schute, b. June 12, 

1788, d. Oct. 6, 1 8 17, and had : 

I. ' Joseph, b. Dec. 4, 18 10, m. Hannah Davis ; he 

d. Dec. 9, 1838. 
2. ' Morgan, b. Jan. 21, 1813, m. Mary A. Titus. 
3. ' Mary A., b. Feb. 4, 1815. 



Genealogy. 169 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — 'Joseph (i) — •Joseph (2) — ^Israel — • John.. 

4. ' Ruth A., b. Sept. 23, 181 7, d. young. 
9.' Nehemiah, b. Mch. 20, 1792, m. Mch. 20, 1822, d. 
; he married Annie Burr, and had : 

1. ' Jabez, b. Feb. 15, 1823, m. Jan. n, 1846, d. 

; he married Phebe A. Barnes, 
and had : 

1. •Charles H., b. Oct. 21, 1846, m. May 15, 

1866, Mariette Gould, and had : 

1. • Nellie, b. July 14, 1867. 

2. • Josie, b. June 27, 1871. 

2. • George, b. Oct. i, 1847. 

3. • Francis, b. Nov. 15, 1848, d. in infancy. 

4. • Ferris, b. Aug. 8, 1850. 

5. 'Joseph, b. Jan. 16, 1852. 

6. • Richard, b. Sept. 17, 1853. 

2. ^ Jacob, b. July 28, 1825, d. Jan. 16, 1830. 
3. ' Joseph, b. July 27, 1832, m. June, 1856, d. 

; he married Harriet Hull. 
2. •John, b. , m. Mch. 17, 1789, d. Oct. i, 1818; 

he married Betsy Olmstead, d. Feb. 1812, and had : 
I.* Stephen O., b. Aug. i, 1791, m. Oct. 31, 1812, d. 

; he married Millie Beers, b. Feb. 11, 
1792, and had : 

I.' Harry N., b. Aug. 2, 1813, m. April 18, 1837, d. 
Mch. 17, 1864 ; he married Amelia Rogers, b. 
May 22, 1815, and had : 
!.• Emma, b. Jan. 12, 1838, d. July i, 1839. 
2. • William B., b. Sept. 11, 1840, m. Jan. 24, 

1867, Ann A. Rhodes, b. Jan. 24, 1848, 
and had : 

1. • Ella L., b. Dec. 8, 1868. 

2. • Emma D., b. May 10, 187 1. 

3." Matilda, b. Sept. 11, 1840, m. John V. 

Storm, b. Mch. 17, 1831. 
4. • Brewster W., b. Sept. 11, 1843, d. Mch. 19, 
1849. 



I70 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN. 

* William — 'Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2)—* Israel — 'John. 

5. 'Henry O., b. Apl. 2, 1846, m. Sept. 17, 

1873, Margaret J. Wilson, b. Feb. 16, 

1853. 

6. 'George R., b. Mch. 25, 1848, m. Aug. 6, 

1873, Ella Fowler, b. Feb. 11, 1854. 

7. • Nelson A., b. Oct. 28, 1850, d. Sept. 15, 

1851. 

8. 'Charles S., b. Nov. 4, 1854. 

9. 'Frank C, b. July 7, 1857. 

2. 'Richard, b. Aug. 3, 1815, m. 1837. d. 

Aug. 5, 1878 ; he married ist, Catharine Stup- 
plebeen, d. June i, 185 1 ; 2nd, Amanda M. 
Patchen, m. Aug. 23, 1854, and had : 

1. 'Delia, b. Jan. 22, 1841. 

2. 'Sarah J., b. Mch. 8, 1844, m. Mch. 5, 

1867, Webster Smith, and had : 

1. ' Luella, b. Jan. 22, 1868. 

2. 'Mineola, b. Apl. 5, 1872. 

3. 'Stephen O., b. May 10, 1846. 

4. 'RusseU, b. Sept. 14, 1848. 

5. 'Dilason E., of Port Sanilac, Mich., b. 

June II, 1855. 

6. ' Voldemar P., b. Apl. 2, 1857. 

7. 'Victor E., b. Feb. 23, 1859. 

8. 'Clarence E., b. Mch. 15, 1861. 

9. 'Selma B., b. Mch. 14, 1863. 

10. ' Matilda A., b. Nov. 26, 1864. 

11. 'Millie G., b. Sept. 3, 1866. 

12. 'Seymour G., b. May 26, 1868. 

13. 'Lillie E., b. June 9, 1870. 

3. 'Charles, b. Jan. 30, 1818, m. Sept. 9, 1838, d. 

July 27, 1862 ; he married ist, Mary J. Cuddy, 
d. Feb. 5, 1845 ; 2nd, Frances J. Nichols, m. 
Oct. II, 1846, d. Oct. 30, 1855; 3rd, Maria 
Robbins, m. Sept. 5, 1856, and had ; 
I. 'Roxana L., b. Nov. 19, 1839, m. May 24, 
1864, Fleet Bunce, and had : 



Genealogy. 171 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — ^* Joseph (i) — "Joseph (2) — * Israel — * John. 

I. 'Luella M., b. Aug. 25, 1868. 

2. " George W., b. Mch. 9, 1842, d. Aug. 4, 

1842. 

3. "George F., b. June 7, 1847, m. July 21, 

1873 ; he married Celestine Bradford, b. 
Aug. 17, 1854. 

4. "Laura, b. Oct 3, 1859. 

5. "Millie B.,b.Apl. 16, 1862. 

4. 'Smith, b. Feb. 4, 1820, m. Apl. 9, 1848, d. 
June 21, 1880 ; he married Hannah Kissam, 
b. Feb. 9, 1827, and had : 

1. 'Henrietta, b. May 14, 1849, d. Apl. 30, 

1854, 

2. "Smith, b. Aug. 21, 1852, d. Aug. 21, 1852. 

3. "Mary A., b. Apl. 21, 1854, m. Apl. 19, 

1876, Theodore B. Valleau, of Jersey 
City, N. J., b. July 14, 1843, ^^^ ^^^ ' 

1. "William, b. Apl. 23, 1877, d. Apl. 26, 

1877. 

2. "Helen B., b. Sept. 3, 1878. 

3. "Theodore, b. Feb. 28, 1880. 

4. "Amy L., b. Aug. 30, 1882. 

5. • Emily M., b. Nov. 27, 1884, d. Jan. 7, 

1887. 

6. "May E., b. Aug. 17, 1889. 

7. "James K., b. Jan. i, 1891. 

8. "Christine A., b. Sept. 25, 1892. 

4. "Anna, b. Oct. 29, 1856, d. Dec. 17, 1856. 

5. "Laura S., b. Aug. 26, i860, d. Mch. 23, 

1863. 

6. "Ella, b. Feb. 11, 1864, d. July 15, 1864. 

5. 'Jane A., b. Apl. 23, 1822, m. Wm. A. Valen- 
tine, d. Feb. 1872, and had : 

1. "Mary J., b. , m. Henry M. 

Tobitt. 

2. " Eugenia, b. 

3. "Elizabeth, b. , d. Oct. i, 1882. 



172 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN. 

* William — " Joseph (i) — " Joseph (2) — * Israel — ' John. 

4. • waiiam, b. 

5. * Stephen, b. 

6. * William, of Newtown, L. L, b. June i, 1824, 

m. Oct. 6, 1843, d. Feb. 14, 1882 ; he married 
Phebe Snediker, and had : 

1. "Thomas H., b. Apl. 10, 1845. 

2. "Lewella, b. Dec. 15, 1850. 

3. "Stephen O., b. Sept. 3, 1853, d. Jan. 21, 

1855. 

4. "Clarence, b. Sept. 6, 1857, d. Nov. 9, 1857. 

5. "Frederick O., b. Dec. 3, i860, d. Jan. 10, 

1861. 

6. "Melville A., b. Dec. 31, 1867, d. July 21, 

1868. 

7. "Edgar S., b. Feb. 6, 187 1. 

7. 'Mary L., b. Mch. 22, 1828, m. Feb. 11, 1849, 

ist, James E. Jones, d. Mch. 4, 1852 ; 2d, 
Washington B. Sills, m. Jan. 29, 1855, and 
had : 

1. "James R., b. May 2, 1850. 

2. "Lucinda E., b. Jan. 8, 1856. 

3. "George W., b. Aug. , 1857. 

4. "Ida I., b. Jan. i, 1863. 

5. "Flora J., b. June 28, 1867, 

2. "Thomas R., b. Mch. 22, 1794, m. Oct. 16, 1816, d. 

Feb. 15, 1865 ; he married Betsy Palmer, b. Apl. 

23, 1794, d. Mch. 14, 1876, and had : 

I. 'Oliver P., b. Oct. 17, 1817, m. May 7, 1839, 

ist. Wealthy M. Shelly, d. Apl. 14, 1870 ; 2d, 

Mrs. Mary C. Brown, b. July 24, 1830, m. 

Sept. 9, 1873, and had : 

1. "Thomas R., b. Aug. 17, 1840, d. May 19, 

1863. 

2. " Hartwell S., of Fairbault, Minn., b. Oct. 

31, 1842, m. Sept. 12, 1866, d. Apl. 11, 
1870 ; he married Lucia M. Stowell, b. 
May 23, 1844, and had : 



Genealogy. 1 73 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — "Joseph (i) — •Joseph (2) — * Israel — •John. 

1. 'Alfred E., b. Dec. 29, 1867. 

2. "Betsy M., b. July 24, 1869. 

3. 'Alfred B., b. Nov. 18, 1844, ™- Mch. 24, 

1869, Hattie E. Clark, b. Dec. 25, 1850, 
and had : 

1. • Nettie M., b. July 7, 1870. 

2. •Jennie M., b. July 22, 1872. 

3. • Mabel H., b. Mch. 24, 1874. 

4. 'Ida R., b. Feb. 4, 1876. 

4. 'Daniel P., b. May 16, 1847, d- Aug. 17, 

1848. 

5. "Benton O., b. July 10, 1850. 

6. "Rachel M., b. July 26, 1852, m. Mch. 5, 

1866, d. Aug. 5, 1866 ; she married 
Joseph G. Ellis, and had no children. 

7. "Mary F., b. Dec. i, 1856. 

2. * Rachel M., b. Nov. 14, 1819. 

3. ^Sylvester, of Geneva, 111., b. Jan. 22, 1822, m. 

Feb. 14, 1849, Rosetta Corwin, and had : 

1. "Emma A., b. Dec. 13, 1849, ™- Nov. 6, 

1872, Jacob Hukman. 

2. 'Byron A., b. Nov. 6, 1851. 

3. " Eva L., b. Apl. 27, 1854. 

4. "James B., b. Jan. 29, 1857. 

5. "Birney C, b. Mch. 4, 1866. 

4. ' Philena, b. July 4, 1836, m. Dec. 31, 1857, Wm. 

K. Bean, and had : 

1. "Frank W., b. Feb. 23, 1859. 

2. "Carlton S., b. Jan. 24, 1861. 

3. " Rockwell M., b. Oct. 10, 1863. 

4. "William K., b. Aug. 29, 1866. 

5. "Lavinia M., b. Oct. 29, 1868. 

6. "Rose N., b. May 24, 1871. 

5. 'Marietta, b. Nov. 28, 1838, m. Apl. 3, 1864, 

Geo. W. Noble, of Cedar Rapids, la., b. June 

6, 1839, and had : 

I. "Charles M., b. Aug. 25, 1866. 



174 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) —  Joseph (2) — * Israel — * John. 

3. •Joseph E., b. June 12, 1796, unm., d. Sept. 19, 

1864. 

4. •Charles, b. Apl. 5, 1799, m. Oct. 21, 1823, d. ; 

he married Phebe Rogers (Dexter, la.), and had : 

1. ^Roxane, b. Nov. 27, 1826, m, Jan. i, 1840, 

C. G. Woodward, and had : 
I. 'Calvin L., b. Feb. 9, 1850. 

2. * Elias, of Dover, 111., b. July 23, 1828, m. Apl. 

3, 1853, Caroline Keyser, b. Apl. i, 1834, and 
had : 

1. 'Jasper N., b. Apl. 18, 1858. 

2. ' Effie F., b. Nov. 15, i860, d. Apl. 2, 1862. 

3. 'Clara Z., b. Apl. 27, 1863. 

4. 'Phebe M., b. Oct. 16, 1865. 

3. 'Elizabeth, b. Dec. 7, 1831, m. Jan. i, 1849, 

Levi M. Shepard, of Spring Grove, Minn., 
and had : 

1. ' Esther M., b. Feb. 9, 1850, m. Lafayette 

Means. 

2. 'Albert A., b. Dec. 26, 1^52, m. Hester 

Prassen. 

3. 'Emma H., b. Oct 23, 1854, d. Aug. 15, 

1855. 

4.  Edgar M., b. Jan. 23, 1858. 

5. 'Alma M., b. Apl. 30, i86o. 

6. ' Emma E., b. Aug. 16, 1862. 

7. 'Carrie L., b. July 16, 1866. 

8. 'Jessie E., b. July 20, 1869. 

4. 'Orson, b. Sept. 22, 1833, m. Mch. 27, 1853, 

Charlotte Murphy, and had : 

I. 'Charles E., b. Oct. 6, 1854, m. d.; 

he married Lizzie Perkins, and had : 

I. 'Bessie M., b. Nov. 18, 1875. 

2. 'Emma A., b. Apl. 2, 1859, m. A. F. 

Finch. 
3. 'Lewis E., b. June 20, 1861, d. Feb. 28, 

1862. 



Genealogy. 1 75 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK9 RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2) — * Israel — •John. 

4. ^Hattie L., b. Oct. 26, 1863. 

5. ^ Anna L., b. June 15, 1866. 

6. "Ulysses G., b. Aug. 14, 1869, d. Aug. 15, 

1869. 

7.  Robert L., b. Jan. 5, 1874, d. Sept. 7, 1874. 

5. * Oscar, of Dover, 111., b. Jan. 3, 1835, m. Jan. 

27, 1857, Lucy A. Chase, and had : 

1. * Christie, b. 

2. • Lula, b. 

6. 'Charles, b. Jan. 25, 1837, m. Jan. i, 1857, d. ; 

he married Rosana Woodward (Woodstock, 
111.), b. Sept. 5, 1838, and had : 

1. "Herbert, b. Sept. 30, 1858, d. Dec. 21, 

i860. 

2. " Herman, b. Jan. 18, 1861, d. Mch. 3, 186 1. 

3. "Frank, b. Sept. 11, 1862. 

4. "Owen, b. Sept. 4, 1865. 

5. "Eddy, b. Feb. 9, 1868. 

6. "Bertha, b. Jan. 2, 1871. 

• 7. 'Diantha, b. Dec. i, 1838, m. Jan. i, i860, 
Hamlin Murphy, of Dexter, la., and had : 

1. "Mary, b. Mch. 19, 1861. 

2. "George, b. Nov. 28, 1862. 

3. "Robert, b. Dec. 19, 1868. 

4. "Charles, b. Dec. 19, 1868. 

5. 'Elias S., of Bainbridge, N. Y., b. Mch. 21, 1801, 
m. 1823, d. Nov. 13, 1859 ; he married ist, Sopha 
F. Williams, b. June 3, 1806, d. July 18, 1842 ; 
2nd, Beula Applington, b. Oct. 6, 1809, m. 1845, 
and had : 

1. ' Mary A., b. Sept. 11, 1824, d. Aug. 18, 1848. 

2. 'William, b. Dec. 20, 1825, d. Jan. 16, 1829. 

3. 'Elias, b. Feb. i, 1827, d. July 23, 1828. 

4. ' Electa, b. May 3, 1828, d. Jan. 21, 1829. 

5. ' Permelia, b. Dec. 18, 1829, m. Sept. 5, 1855, d.; 

she married Daniel P. Wayne, of Carroll, la., 
b. Jan. 16, 1821, and had : 



176 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

* William —  Joseph (i)—* Joseph (2) — * Israel — * John. 

1. "Wellington D., b. Jan. 3, 1857. 

2. "Edwin M., b. Mch. 12, i860. 

6. * Richard, of Afton, N. Y., b. Dec, 30, 1831, m. 

Dec. 20, 1855, d. Apl. 17, 1864; he married 
Maria Vergasen, b. May 13, 1838, and had : 

1. •William S., b. Nov. 12, 1861. 

2. * Bertie R., b. Oct. 25, 1863, d. Feb. 25,1864. 

7. ^Washington, of Afton, N. Y., b. Jan. 8, 1835, 

m. July 30, 1859, Waity E. Miller, b. Aug. 4, 
1841, and had : 

1. "Rosetta, b. Sept. 10, 1861, d. Sept. 30, 

1865. 

2. "Cora, b. Apl. 18, 1863. 

3. "Ida, b. Apl. 9, 1867, d. Nov. 3, 1872. 

4. " Emma B., b. Mch. 22, 1870, d. Nov. 13, 

1872. 

5. • Vannie, b. Apl. 8, 1874. 

8. ^ Esther C, b. May 24, 1837, m. Aug. , 186 1, 

Hiram J. Bond, of Warren, 111., and had : 

1. "Flora, b. 

2. • Frank, b. 

9. * Francis M., of Afton, N. Y., b. Mch. 7, 1841, 

m. Aug. 14, 1862, Mary McCullough, and had: 

1. " Helen C, b. Jan. 10, 1869. 

2. * Raleigh, b. June 18, 1874. 

10. ^ Sophia F., b. Sept. 19, 1846, d. Sept. 8, 1849. 

11. * Ella J., b. June 4, 185 1, m. Oct. 25, 1882, Lou 

B. Cake, of Clarinda, la. 
6. • Roswell S., of Lumberville, N. Y., b. Apl. 10, 1803, 
m. Feb. 14, 1824, Deborah Van Kleeck, b. Mch. 
15, 1802, and had : 

I. 'William, of Chase City, Va., b. July 27, 1826, 
m. Sept. 28, 1847, Rhoda A. Akerly, b. Sept. 
17, 1827, and had : 

I. "George W., b. Mch. 6, 1849, m. Feb. 5, 
1873, Genevieve Benfore, b. June 10, 
1850. 



Genealogy. 177 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN. 

'William — 'Joseph (i) — 'Joseph (2) — * Israel — 'John. 

2.  Deborah J., b. Aug. 6, 1850, m. Nov. 

1869. 

3. 'Lorenzo, b. Jan. i, 1854. 

4. ' Daniel F., b. Dec. 10, 1855. 

5. * Sarah E., b. Nov. 28, 1857. 

6. 'John R., b. Dec. 25, 1859. 

7. 'Charles C, b. Oct. 22, 1861. 

8. 'James A., b. Nov. 6, 1863. 

9. 'Aaron H., b. Sept. 30, 1867. 

10. ' Veresta A., b. May 22, 1869. 

11. 'William V., b. May 20, 1870. 

2. ' Van Rensselear, b. June 15, 1828, m. June 

28, 1852, Mary J. Brown, b. Feb. 18, 1829, 
and had : 

I. 'Emma P., b. Nov. 6, 1852, m. Jan. 14, 
1873, Wm. S. Dickson, b. Apl. 10, 1844. 

3. ' Elizabeth A., b. Dec. , 1830, m. Hiram C. 

Meyers, b. May 16, 18 19, and had : 

1. • Emma P., b. Nov. 2, 1851. 

2. ' John E., b. Nov. 11, 1858. 

4. * John R., b. Jan. i, 1834, d. Nov. 6, 1853. 

7. • Esther, b. , m. , Hamilton 

5. Corey, and had four children. 

8. • Nathaniel C, d. young. 



Z3 



178 The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CoNN. 

' William — * Joseph (i) —  Daniel — * John. 

3.  Daniel, b. , i6S9» n^- Hannah , d. , and 

had several children, who probably settled in Westchester 
County, N. Y., but only traces of one can be found : 

1. * John, b. , 1684, m, Sarah , d. May 19, 1733, ^^^ 

had : 

1. •John, b. , 1707. 

2. • Sarah, b. , 1709. 

3. * Charles, b. ,1712. 

4. •Reuben, b. , 17 14. 

5. • Hannah, b. , 17 16, 

6. • Gershom, b. June 21, 17 19, m. Sarah , killed in 

French and Indian War, and had : 

1. 'Peter, b. Feb. 10, 1743. 

2. • Abigail, b. Apl. i, 1749. 

7. 'Ezra, b. , 1722, m. Dec. 27, 1751, d. ; he 

married Elizabeth Sherwood, b. May 24, 1732, and had : 

1. • Ezra, b. Nov. i, 1752. 

2. 'Elizabeth, b. Jan. 3, 1755. 

3. 'Nathan, b. May 27, 1757. 

4. 'John, b. Oct. 25, 1759. 

5. 'Isaac, b. Jan. 30, 1762. 

6. 'Reuben, b. Aug. 15, 1763, m. June 15, 1784, Nellie 

Martin, and had : 

1. 'Nathan, b. July 14, 1785. 

2. * Nancy, b. July 15, 1787. 
7. ' Ebenezer, b. May 24, 1765. 

8. • Hannah, b. Apl. 18, 1767. 

9. • Lemuel, b. Sept. 10, 1769, m. Feb. 3, 1793, Eliza- 

beth Clark, b. Sept. 5, 1772, and had : 

1. * Priscilla, b. Apl. 18, 1794, m. May 29, 1816, 

Lewis Lockwood, and had : 
I. • Jacob L., b. June 26, 1817. 

2. 'Anne, b. Nov. 4, 1795. 

3. 'William C, b. Mch. 19, 1805. 
10. ' Anne, b. July 6, 1771. 



Genealogy. 1 79 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

* William — * Joseph (i) — * Elisha. 

4. 'Elisha, b. abt. 1661, m. abt. , 1683, d. in 1727 ; he married 
, and had : 

1. * Joshua, b. , 1684. 

2. * Moses, b. , 1686, d. Sept , 1747. 

3. * Elisha, b. , 1688. 

4. * Daniel, b , 1690. 

5. * Ezekiel, b. , 1692. 

6. * Joseph, b. , 1694. 

7. * Justus, b. , 1696, m. , 1723, d. ; he married 

, and had : 

I. 'Justus, b. Dec. 13, 1724, m. , 1761, d. May 3, 1812, 
and had : 

1. 'Gilbert, b. , 1761, settled in Dutchess County, 

N. Y. 

2. 'Nancy, b. , 1764, m. Thompson, and 

moved to Orange County, N. Y. 

3. 'Nathaniel, b. , 1766, settled at Lyons, N. Y.; 

he married , and had : 

I. ^ Isaac, b. 

' Several daughters. 

4. • Daniel, b. , 1768. 

5. 'Justus, b. , 1770. 

6. 'Joseph, b. Apl. 9, 1772, m. June 26, 1796, d. June 

9, 1849 ; he married, ist, Mary Gager, b. Mch. 11, 
1776, d. Feb. 18, 1810 ; 2d, Anna Sleight, b. Dec. 
28, 1770, m. Nov. 28, 1812, d. Apl. 10, 1856, 
Dutchess County, N. Y., and had : 

1. ^ Pamelia, b. May 27, 1797, m. d. 

Sept. 7, 1873 ; she married George Wood, b. 
,1794, and had : 

1. "Joseph M., b. Nov. 26, 1820, d. Jan. 10, 

1840. 

2. "Mary Ann, b. Oct. 6, 1822. 

3. 'Amanda M., b. May 24, 1824, m. John 

Bower. 

4. • Jane L., b. Feb. 12, 1825, d. young. 

2. * Daniel, b. Aug. 27, 1798, d. Feb. 28, 1827. 



i8o The Mead Family. 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD CoUNTY, CONN. 

 William — " Joseph (i) — * Elisha — * Justus — * Justus. 

3. ' Joel, b. Mch. 28, 1800, m. , d. Feb. 

, 1880 ; he married Mary A. Boye, and had 

1. • George E., b. 

2. • Caroline, b. 

3. " Mary E., b. 

4.  William H., b. 

5. ^ Joseph W., b. 

4. ' Rodman, b. Jan. 31, 1802, m. , d. 

Dec. 3, 1864 ; he married Widow Sarah 
(Wile) Sheridan. 

5. * John C, b. Nov. 29, 1803, m. June 19, 1828, 

d. Sept. 14, 1884 ; he married Selinda Martin, 
b. Feb. 19, 1805, and had : 

1. 'Edward D., b. May 8, 1829, m. May 8, 

1855, I St, Theodora G. Swan, b. Mch. 13, 
1834, d. Dec. 30, 1857 ; 2d, Nancy E. 
Swan, b. Aug. 28, 1838, m. Sept. 14, 
1859 (Ontario County, N. Y.), and 
had : 

1. • Theodora S., b. Dec. 29, 1857, d. 

Sept. 13, 1875. 

2. • Cora M., b. Dec. 7, 1863. 

2. 'Garwood J., b. Mch. 18, 1831, m. Mch. 

12, 1856, Esther M. Morehouse, b. May 
21, 1836, d. Mch. 21, 1882 (Schuyler 
County, N. Y.), and had : 

1. • John C. (Rev.), b. Oct. 8, 1859. 

2. ' Silas M., b. Mch. 14, 1863, m. Sept. 

22, 1886, Cora A. Wolfe, and had : 

1. " Emma E., b. Dec. i, 1887. 

2. " Iva G., b. Mch. 11, 1889. 

3. • Anna E., b. Nov. 25, 1867. 

3. "Luther M., b. Mch. 21, 1833, m. Dec. 13, 

1871, Mary L. Spooner, b. June 15, 1853, 
and had : 

1. • Arthur F., b. Dec. i, 1873, d. young. 

2. • John C, b. June 4, 1876. 



Genealogy. i8i 

THE JOSEPH LINE. 

NORWALK, RiDGEFIELD, AND NORTH FaIRFIELD COUNTY, CoNN. 

' William — ' Joseph (i). 

4. 'Mary E., b. May 24, 1835, m. James 
Miller, of Burdett, N. Y. 

5. • Harriet S., b. Aug. 10, 1837, m. Charles 

Osborn, of Burdett, N. Y., and had : 

1. •Carrie, b. 

2. • Maggie, b. 

3. • Bertie, b. 

6. •Annette A., b. Sept. 20, 1849, m. Oct. 15, 

1873, George A. Snyder, of Burdett, N. 
v., and had : 

I. 'Steward, b. , 1878, d. young. 
6. ^ Joseph C, b. Dec. 3, 1805, d. young. 

8. * Sarah, b. 

9. * Martha, b. 

10. * Esther, b. 

11. ^Hannah, b. i 

12. *Mary, b. 

13. * Elizabeth, b. 

5.  Richard, b. 1664, no further record, probably settled in West- 

chester County, N. Y. 

6. • Mary, no further record. 

This finishes the Joseph line, so far as information could be 
obtained. 



l82 



The Mead Family. 



•Joseph line. 

I. ' Zachariah. 

2. • Joseph (2). 

3. * Daniel. 

4. • Elisha. 

5.  Richard. 

6. * Mary 



THE JOHN LINE. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William. 

 Martha line. * John line. 



Martha, b. abt. 1632, 
m. John Richardson, 
of Stamford, and had 
no children, as ap- 
pears from the rec- 
ords. 



I. 
2. 

3- 

4. 

5. 
6. 

7- 
8. 

9. 
10. 

II. 



John (2). 

Joseph. 

Hannah. 

Ebenezer (i). 

Jonathan. 

David. 

Benjamin. 

Nathaniel. 

Samuel. 

Abigail. 

Mary. 



1. 'John (2), the first son. There is much more matter of 
historical interest in the branches of " John (2) and * Ebenezer 
(i), than in any of the others. This probably is due to the 
fact that more care was taken by their descendants to preserve 
data. 

A great many people have erroneously supposed that Brig- 
adier-General *John Mead was a son of 'Nathaniel, the sev- 
enth son of "John (i), but this supposition is without any 
foundation whatever. He was a direct descendant of the first 
"John through the oldest sons. There were six Johns in suc- 
cession, and he was the fourth. Moreover, * Nathaniel, the 
seventh son of John (i), died at the age of thirty-four, and 
therefore could not have been the father of thirteen children, 
as asserted by some genealogists, and copied by many others 
without investigation. 

2. 'Joseph, the second son. Ver>'^ little concerning him has 
been found. He, however, died in 1725, leaving a will, dated 
November 8, 1723, which was admitted to probate, February 
24, 1725, bequeathing his property to his children * Jeremiah, 
* Jacob, * Rebecca, * Elizabeth and * Hannah, and appointed his 



Genealogy. 183 

brother Benjamin, executor. Benjamin Mead was also chosen 
guardian of Hannah, daughter of Joseph Mead, on the probate 
of his will. 

3. ' Hannah, the oldest daughter, married John Scofield, of 
Stamford, and had four sons and three daughters. 

4.  Ebenezer (i), the third son, whose genealogy is more 
complete than any of the others of this line, excepting the 
• John (2) branch, owing probably to the reason that his de- 
scendants were careful to preserve data, and also because many 
of this branch of the family remained in Greenwich, and hence 
their records were not scattered or lost, as was the case with 
those who emigrated to other parts of the country. 

There was a tradition in this branch of the family, that there 
should be eight Ebenezers in succession as oldest sons, and 
subsequent events proved this to be true, but the last Ebenezer 
died, however, on his third birthday. 

The first * Ebenezer was bom about 1663, and married Sarah 
Knapp, of Stamford. They had nine children, and their de- 
scendants have spread extensively, both numerically and geo- 
graphically ; numerically, in that there are nearly, if not quite, 
2,500 names in this branch alone ; geographically, because they 
have settled in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New 
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illi- 
nois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Mississippi, Georgia, Califor- 
nia, Colorado, Dakota, and Wyoming. 

* Ebenezer (2) was bom October 25, 1692, and married Han- 
nah Brown, of Rye, N. Y., and had twelve children. 

* Ebenezer (3) was born October 8, 171 8, married Amy 
Knapp, and had three children. 

* Ebenezer (4) General was born December 12, 1748, mar- 
ried Nancy Mead and had several children. He gained con- 
siderable distinction as a training-master in the militia after 
the Revolutionary War, and rose to the rank of Major-General. 



1 84 The Mead Family. 

He served as a private in the Revolutionary War, but was 
Major in the War of 1812. 

'Ebenezer (5) was bom March 2, 1778, and one account 
says, " that he stood by his father's horse at the time General 
Putnam rode down the hill, and remembered the very words 
Putnam used as he passed." As he was not yet a year old, he 
must have been an exceptionally bright child. 

His son, however, " Ebenezer (6) Rev., who was bom August 
6, 1803, was much brighter. The story is told that, on the 
day he was four years old, his father took him to the Lower 
Landing (now Cos Cob), and told the neighbors that his boy 
had just finished reading the New Testament. 

•Ebenezer (7) was born February 18, 1829; he moved to 
Harrisburg, Pa., where he died October 7, 1865. He married 
Mary Gaure and had five children. 

His oldest son " Ebenezer (8), was bom August 3, 1856, and 
died August 3, 1859. He was the eighth Ebenezer. 

5. ' Jonathan (i), the fourth son, bom about 1665, died in 
1726, and, according to the Probate-Court records, he left sur- 
viving him his widow, Martha, and the following children : 

* Jonathan (2), * Sarah, * Martha, * James, * Isaac, * Timothy, 1 

* Mary, * Hezekiah, and * Rachel. 

* Jonathan (2) removed with his family to Nine Partners, 
Dutchess County, New York, and his son * Jonathan (3) settled 
in Chenango County, New York. ^ * Timothy, with his family, 
removed from Nine Partners to Vermont, and became the 
ancestor of the Vermont Mead family. 

* Elnathan, who different authorities claim to be the son 
of this •Jonathan, the Probate-Court records show was the 
second son of * Samuel, the youngest son of "John (i). (See 

* Samuel.) 

6. • David, the fifth son, born about 1665, was probably the 
twin brother of " Jonathan. He settled early in the Town of 



Genealogy. 185 

Bedford in the Province of New York, and was one of the 
resident proprietors of Bedford in 1692. On the eighth day of 
April, 1704, a Royal Patent, from the Governor-General of New 
York, was granted for the Town of Bedford, in which David 
Mead was mentioned as one of the original grantees. He died 
in 1726, leaving seven children surviving him, among them 

* David, who is reported as having been killed in the Revolu- 
tionary War. 

7. "Benjamin, the sixth son, born May, 1667, married May 
10, 1700, Sarah Waterbury, of Stamford, Connecticut, and had 
by her * Benjamin (2), * Sarah, * Eliphalet, * Elizabeth, and 

* Keziah ; by his second wife, Rachel Brown, of Rye, New 
York, he had * Rachel, * Obadiah, * Zebediah, * Nehemiah, 

* Mary, and * Hannah. He died February 22, 1746, and was 
buried in the old burying-ground at Cos Cob. * Benjamin (2), 

* Eliphalet, * Zebediah, and * Mary settled in Quaker Ridge 
(North Greenwich). 

8. "Nathaniel, the seventh son, born about 1669, died in 
1703, without children, but leaving him surviving his widow, 
Rachel, who married James Ferris, Jr. There is no foundation 
whatever for the assertion that he was the father of thirteen 
children. The thirteen children which he has had the credit 
of being the father of for such a long time properly belong in 
the ' John (2), * Ebenezer, * David, and * Benjamin branches. 

9. 'Samuel, the eighth and youngest son, was born about 
1673, died in 1713, and left him surviving, as appears from the 
probate records, his widow, Hannah, and the following 

children : 

* Samuel, 18, May 3, 17 14. 
*Elnathan, 16, Feby. 11, 1714. 

* Peter, 14, Oct. 2, 1714. 

* Hannah, 12, Nov. 29, 17 14. 

* Deborah, 10, July 10, 1714. 

* John, 8, Feby. 11, 1714. 

* Elizabeth, 5, April 5, 1714. 



1 86 



The Mead Family. 



lo. and II. •Abigail and ' Mary, the two youngest children, 
No further record has been found. 



* William, b. about 1600, m. about 1625, d- about 1663 ; he married 

, who d. Sept. 19, 1657, and had : 

3. 'John (i), b. about 1634, m. Hannah, dau. of William Potter, 
of Stamford, Conn.; he d. Feb. 5 ,1699, and had: 



t T 



I. 'JOHN (2) 

2. • Joseph 

3.  Hannah 

4. *Eben£zer (i) 

5. 'Jonathan (i) 



6. • David 

7.  Benjamin (i) 

8.  Nathaniel 

9.  Samuel 
10. * Abigail 



II. 'Mary 



I. 'John (2), b. abt. 1658, m. 1681, d. May 12, 1693 ; he married 

Ruth, dau. of Richard Hardey, of Stamford, Conn., and had : 

I. * John (3), b. Oct. 7, 1682, m. , 1724, d. 1759 ; 

he married Elizabeth Lockwood, and had : 

I. * John (4) Gen'l, b. 1725, m. 1752, d. Dec. 

3) '790 ; he married, ist, Mary, dau. of Benjamin 

Brush, of Huntington, L. I., b. , 1730, d. , 

1785, 2d, Mehetabel, dau. of Blackman, and widow 

of Jonathan Peck, and had by his ist wife : 

I. 'John (5), b. abt. 1754, m. , d. ; he 

married Mary Coe, of Rye, N. Y., and had : 

I. 'Alice, b. , m. Nov. 15, 1803, d. Jan. 16, 

1826 ; she married Peter Mead, b. Dec. 25, 

1780, d. Mch. 5, 1856, and had (see p. ) : 



2 

3 
4 

5 
6 

7 
8 



* Hester, b. 
' Mary, b. 
' Edward, b. 
'James, b. 
' Frances, b. 



, m. James Simmons, 
m. Fowler. 



m. 



Bloomer. 



' Benjamin, d. young. 

' Brush, b. May 2, 1797, m. Jan. i, 1832, d. Feb. 

21, 1873 ; he married Mary Hess, b. Feb. 19, 

1813, and had : 

1. • Fanny, b. Oct. 5, 1832, d. , 1836. 

2.  David, b. May 13, 1834, m. 

d. , 1864, and left no children. 



Genealogy. 187 

THEIJOHN LINE.—JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

GREENWICH, CONN. 

* William — * John (i) — * John (2) — * John (3) — 'John (4) Gen'I. 

3. • Ephrainiy b. July 23, 1836, d. Sept. ', 

1836. 
4. 'Louisa, b. May 12, 1838, m. Feb. 18, 

1858, ist, James Burgan, 2Dd, Benj. E. 

Low, m. Sept. 15, 1866, and had : 

I. 'Lorina (Burgan), b. Nov. 23, 1858. 
5. ' Harrison, b. Dec. 2, 1840, d. , 

1858. 
6. 'Francis, of Cleveland, O., b. Mch. 9, 

1843, m. May 5, 1864, Mary Farrelly, b. 

Feb. 6, 1846, and had : 

1. • Mary F., b. June 4, 1865. 

2. • Charles B., b. Feb. 16, 1867. 

3. 'Wallace J., b. Oct. 6, 1872, d. young. 

4. 'William J., b. Aug. 20, 1874. 

7. "Sarah, b. Feb. 13, 1846, d. , i860. 

8. 'Harriet A., b. July i, 1848, m. Apl. 10, 

1871, David Roebuck, b. Mch. 13, 1848, 
and had : 

I. 'Anna D., b. Oct. 20, 1872. 
9. 'James, b. June 12, 1851, m. June 12, 
1873, Amanda Sloss, b. Sept. 10, 1851, 
and had : 
I. ' Frank B., b. July i, 1874, 

10. ' Delana, b. Apl. 29, 1853, m. May 14, 1873, 

Eleazer Grace, b. Mch. 22, 185 1, 

11. 'Napoleon B., b. Nov. 22, 1855. 
9. ^ John (6), of Norwalk. O., b. 

2. 'Anna, of New Canaan, b. Dec. 11, 1759, ™- Nov. 
21, 1782, d. Feb. 17, 1830; she married John 
Eells, b. Nov. 16, 1755, d. May i, 1832, and had : 

1. * Anna, b. Dec. 2, 1783, m. Lewis Raymond. 

2. ^ John, b. Feb. 24, 1789, m. ist, E. Reynolds, 

2nd, C. Hibbard. 
3. 'Benjamin B., b. Mch. 8, 1788, m. Hannah 

Hanford. 
4. ^ Mead, b. July 23, 1790, m. M. P. Johnson. 



1 88 The Mead Family, 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — " John (i)— " John (2)—* John (3) — • John (4) Gen'l. 

5. ^Samuel, b. Mch. 12, 1793, m. ist, Nancy Web- 

ster, 2nd, Sarah B. Leal, and had : 

I. "Frances L, b. July 27, 1838, m. Sept. 4, 

i860, Henry A. Mead^ b. Feb. 29, 1836, 

and had (see p. 189). 

6. * Mary, b. May i, 1795, m. H. Griswold. 

7. ^Jeremiah B., b. Oct. 12, 1797. 

8. 'Allan M., b. May 15, 1800, m. M. Starkey. 

3. 'Mary, of New Canaan, b. Dec. 11, 1759, m. Aug. 

, 1782, d. Sept. 15, 1847 \ she married Levi 
Hanford, and had : 

1. *Mary, b. Feb. 5, 1783, m. Wm. F. Stevenson, 

d. Mch. 22, 1871. 

2. * Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2(iy 1785, m. ist, Obadiah 

Parker, 2nd, Daniel Coleman, d. Sept. 4, 
r86i. 

3. 'John M., b. Jan. 29, 1787, m. Polly McCall, d. 

Jan. 19, 1868. 

4. 'Ebenezer, b. Nov. 8, 1789, m. Huldah Follett. 
5. 'Levi, b. Feb. 15, 1792, m. Cynthia Han- 
ford. 

6. 'Anna, b. Aug. 27, 1794, m. Aaron Hutchinson, 

d. Apl. 4, 1867. 

7. 'Betsy L., b. Mch. 27, 1796, m. Sheldon Gris- 

wold, d. Sept. 25, 1858. 

8. 'Walter, b. Jan. 22, 1800, m. Sarah Hanford. 

9. 'William B., b. May 19, 1804, m. ist, Eliza 

Heath, d. July 16, 1851, 2d, Lucia Ford 
Stillson. 

4. • Elizabeth, b. Jan. , 1764, m. , d. 

June , 1824 ; she married Hezekiah Hobby, and 
had : 

1. ' Samuel D., b. 

2. ' Hezekiah, b. , d. young. 
There were eight more children, but all died 

young, except : 
10. ' Mary E. B., b. July 27, 1803, d. Mch. 4, 1877. 



Genealogy. 1 89 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — " John (2)—* John (3) — ' John (4) Gen'l. 



5. • Mary A., b. 


, m. 


,(i. 


• 


she married 


John Sniffen, and 


had : 






I. ' John, b. 






2. ' Hester, b. 






3. ^ Allen M., b. 




, d. July 26, 1873. 


4. ' Elizabeth, b. 




, m. Gen'l Peter 


W. Spicer. 






• 5. 'AlanB., b. 






6. ' Maria, b. 




, m. Robert Boyd. 



6. 'Alan, b. Aug. 24, 1774, m. Nov. 20, 1800, d. Dec. 
20, 1856 ; he married Mary Smith, b. Nov. 11, 
1781, d. May 21, 1853, and had : 
I. 'Abigail, b. Mch. 18, 1803, m. Dec. 22, 1825, d. 

June 9, 1867 ; she married Piatt Townsend, 

of Dixon, 111., and had : 

1. * Maria A., b. Aug. 24, 1828, m. Wm. E. 

Sheffield. 

2. "Cornelia W., b. Mch. 6, 1830, m. Wm. A. 

Ray, d. May , 1868. 

3. "Frances P., b. Nov. 24, 1839, m. Willard 

J. Daley. 
2. ' John, b. Aug. 7, 1805, m. Feb. 2, 1835, d. Mch. 
25, 1886 ; he married, ist, Sophia Griswold, b. 
June 17, 1815, d. Nov. 8, 1842 ; 2d, Matilda 
M. North, b. Aug. 25, 1818, m. May , 1845, 
d. Mch. 14, 1883, and had : 

1. "Henry A., b. Feb. 29, 1836, m. Sept. 4, 

i860, Frances /. Eells^ b. July 27, 1838 
(see p. 188), and had : 

1. • Addie E., b. July 24, 1861. 

2. • Lottie W., b. Oct. 21, 1876. 

2. 'Charlotte M., b. Mch. 17, 1840, m. Mch. 

17, 1864, d. Mch. 16, 1873 ; she married 
Geo. A. Colton, b. Nov. 3, 1839, and 
had : 
I. • Charles M., b. July 8, 1866. 



190 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — • John (2) — * John (3) — * John (4) Gen'l. 

2. • Mary S., b. Dec. 18, 1869. 

3. •John B., b. July 24, 1871. 

4. •William C, b. Mch. 7, 1873. 

3. 'Mary A., b. Dec. 16, 1807, m. June 4, 1829, 

Sylvester Brisack, of Walton, N. Y., and had : 

1.  Elizabeth, b. May 8, 1830, m. Nathaniel G. 

Eells. 

2.  Adaline, b. Feb. 22, 1833, m. Marcus N. 

Horton. 

3. * Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1837. 

4. • Maria L., b. Jan. 18, 1842, d. , 1844. 

4. 'Gabriel S., of Walton, N. Y., b. Feb. 6, 181 1, 

m. May 18, 1837, d. July 16, 1888 ; he mar- 
ried Eliza A. Ogden,b. June 18, 1812, d. Dec. 
6, 1876, and had : 
I. * George O., b. Feb. 3, 1842, m. Nov. , 

1863, Frances Patengill, b. July 10, 1840, 

and had : 

1. • Frances L., b. May 19, 1866. 

2. • Florence O., b. Mch. 7, 1870, d. July 

8, 1884. 

5. 'Elizabeth H., of Walton, N. Y., b. Apl. 21, 

1813, m. Sept. 5, 1843, ^^' J^- S. McLaury, 
and had : 

1. • William P., b. Mch. 15, 1845. 

2.  Maria E., b. Mch. 17, 1848, m. Rev. Chas. 

Jones. 

3. • Martha A., b. Mch. 11, 1850. 

4. * Sophia G., b. Apl. 17, 1852. 

5. • Edward R., b. June 18, 1854. 

6. ' Andrew J., b. May 21, 1815, unm. 

7. ' Adaline S., b. July 16, 1818, unm. 

8. ' Edward B., b. May i, 182 1, m. Sept. 2, 1850, 

d. Apl. I, 1889 ; he married Charlotte J. 
Wood, b. Jan. 3, 1827, no children. 

9. 'Frances, b. June 21, 1825, m. Oct. 22, 1850, 

Gabriel S. North, and had • 



Genealogy. 191 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — 'John (i)— " John (2)—* John (3) — 'John (4) Gen'l. 

1. " Charlotte E., b. Nov. 17, 1851. 

2. * Alan M., b. Sept. 10, 1853. 

7. 'Seth, b. , 1776, m. , d. 

; he married Elizabeth Hobby, and 
had : 

1. 'Walter, b. , unm. 

2. ' John H., b. ; he married Hunt, 

and had two daughters and one son. The son 
was adopted by his mother's brother and took 
his name. The whole family is now extinct. 

3. ' Sarah, b. 

4. ' Clemence, b. 

8. 'Benjamin, b. , 1778, d. young. 

9. 'Walter, b. Apl. 17, 1781, m. Jan. 12, 1807, d. Feb. 

23, 1867 ; he married Elsie Monell, b. Dec. 25, 

1782, d. Feb. 8, 1872, and had : 

I. ' Seth H., of Montgomery, N. Y., b. Feb. , 

1809, m. Dec. 13, 1834, d. Mch. 21, 1878 ; he 
married Jane McCoUum, b. May 2, 18 14, and 
had : 

1. ' Harriet, b. Nov. 27, 1835, m. Nov. , 

1855, Henry H. Cronk, and had : 

1. • Eugene M., b. , 1856. 

2. • Frank E., b. Dec. 10, 1862. 

2. ' John, of Decatur, 111., b. Mch. 8, 1837, m. 

I St, Sarah J. Ronk, 2d, Carrie Bishop, 
m. Dec. 29, 1870, and had : 
I. " Frank B., b. Oct. 5, 187 1. 

3. ' Francis, b. Aug. 8, 1838, m. Feb. 17, 1864, 

Elizabeth S. Ayres, b. Oct. 15, 1837, and 
had : 

1. • Fanny B., b. Dec. 9, 1864. 

2. • John E., b. Mch. ii, 1866. 

3. • Harriet C, b. Jan. 27, 1867. 

4. • Harry L., b. Mch. 5, 1869. 

4. 'Thaddeus, b. Aug. 28, 1840, m. Mch. i, 

187 1, Elizabeth Hallock, b. Mch. 15, 1840, 
and had : 



192 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — • John (i)— • John (2)-—* John (3)—' John (4) Gen'l. 

1. • Gabriel H., b. Jan. 29, 1872. 

2. • Thaddeus, b. Sept. 3, 1873. 

3. "Winthrop D., b. July 16, 1875. 
4. " Nathaniel D., b. Mch. 20, 1879. 

5. " Marietta, b. Nov. 26, 1844. 

6. * Philena J., b. Sept. 4, 1847. 

7. * Alice J., b. Dec. 22, 1850. 

2. ' John, b. ,1811 

3. 'William C, b. , 1813, d. Sept. 19, 

1880. 

4. 'James, b. ,1815. 

5. ' Francis, b. ,1819. 

6. ' Mary B., b. Mch. 17, 182 1, m. Feb. 25, 1846, 

ist, John H. McCutchan, 2d, Burr Tuttle, 
m. July 31, 1856, d. Apl. 8, 1874, and had : 

1. "Son. (McC.) 

2. "Walter M. (Tultle), b. Sept. 22, 1857, m. 

Annie Schoewneaker. 

3.  Harvey, b. Apl. 9, 1859. 

7. ' Walter J., of Montgomery, N. Y., b. Feb. 16, 

1824, m. Jan. 7, 185 1, ist, Laura C. Benedict, 
b. Sept. 27, 1831, d. Apl. 30, 1859, 2d, 
Keturah (Thompson) Miller, b. Mch. 4, 1830, 
m. Dec. 20, i860, and had : 

1. ' Eliza M.,b. Oct. 7, 1851, m. Dec. 19, 187 1 

Wm. H. King, b. Aug. 7, 1835, and had : 
I. • Fannie, b. Mch. 6, 1873. 

2. * Thaddeus B., b. Apl. 23, 1853, m. Oct. 4, 

1875, Kittie B. Monroe, b. Oct. 30, 1853, 
and had : 

1. • Elsie M., b. Sept 11, 1876. 

2. • William K., b. Apl. i, 1879. 

3. "Elsie M., b. Apl. 11, 1855, m. May 26, 

1880, Dr. Edward Seguin, b. Jan. 20, 
181 2, d. Oct. 28, 1880. 

4. " Laura, b. Sept. 19, 1861, m. June 8, 1880, 

Chas. A. Godwin. 



Genealogy. 193 

THE JOHN LINE— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • John (2) — * John (3) — ' Nathaniel — 

" Jasper. Warren Co., N. Y. 

5. * Walter J., b. Jan. 31, 1865. 
8. ' Allen, b. June i, 1829, m. Nov. 16, 1853. 
Mary A. Impson, and had : 
I. " Isabella, b. Nov. 27, 1854 : 
by his second wife : 

10. • Mehetabel, b. , m. ; 

d. ; she married John Marshall, 

he was mate of a vessel and lost at sea ; they had : 
I. ^ Eliza, b. 
2« ' Nathaniel b. abt. , 1728, m. abt. , 

i759» d. , 1814 ; he married, ist. Charity 

Bush, 2d, Hannah (Seymour) Hobby, widow of David 
Hobby, b. Oct. 3, 1753, d. , 1835, and had : 

I. 'Jasper, b. June 16, 1760, m. Feb. 14, 1784, d, 
Sept. 13, 1847 ; he married Sarah^ dau. of Titus 
Mead, b. Mch. 27, 1762 (see p. ), and had (re- 
moved to Warren Co., N. Y.) : 
I. 'Rachel, b. July 25, 1785, m. Apl. 1803, d 

; she married Abram Mead^ and 
had (see p. ). 
2. 'Bush, b. Oct. II, 1787, m. Jan. 24, 1813, 
d. ; he married Hannah^ 

dau. of Enos Mead (see p. ), and had : 
I. 'Phebe, b. Aug. 2, 1814, m. Aug. 20, 1834, 
Andrew Dildine, of Wellsville, N. Y., b. 
Feb. 23, 181 1, and had : 

1. * Israel, b. Sept. 26, 1835, m. Eliza 

Brewster. 

2. ' Hannah, b. Aug. 7, 1841, m. George 

Lambert. 

3. • Ophelia, b. Nov. 10, 1845, m. Charles 

Colton. 

4. • William H., b. June 16, 1847, m. 

Helen Hendrick. 

5. • Maria S., b. Sept. 28, 1856, m. Benj. 

F. Meservey. 

»3 



194 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — 'John (2) — *John (3)—' Nathaniel — 

•Jasper. Warren Co., N. Y. 

2. • Enos A., of Greenwood, N. Y., b. 

; m. ist, Jane Train, 2d, Har- 
riet McLean. 

3. • Judson D., b. , m. Fanny 

Wilbur. 

4. • Ira, b. , m. Nancy Wal- 

lace, and had : 

1. * Lorenzo, b. 

2. • Susan J., b. 

3. • Menzo, b. 

4. • Nellie, b. 

5. • Sarah, b. 

6. • William, b. 

7. • Frank, b. 

5. • Maria, b. Jan. 8, 1826, m. , 

d. ; she married Lewis 

Johnson, of Wellsville, N. Y. 

6. " Israel, of Wellsville, N. Y., b. Feb. 22, 

183 1, m. Mary J. Todd. 

3.^ Titus, b. Apl. 12, 1790, unm., d. Aug. 14, 

1803. 
4.* Sally, b. Aug. 14, 1792, m. Aug. 18, 1811, 

d. ; she married Israel 

Mead, and had (see p. ). 

5. ^Shadrach, b. Nov. 2, 1794, m. Apl. 12, 1821, 

d. Aug. 7, 1875 ; he married Phebe Lake, of 
Pottersville, N. Y., b. June 19, 1799, d. June 
10, 1886, and had several children. 

6. ^ Andrew B., b. Aug. 7, 1797, m. Feb. , 1822, 

d. Dec. 31, 1878 ; he married Spicey S. Mose- 
man, and had : 

I. ' Titus, of Berlin, Minn., b. Dec. 12, 1822, 
m. Abigail Ferris, and had : 

1. • Eva, b. 

2. • William, b. 

3. ' Arthur, b. 



Genealogy. 195 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — 'John (1) — 'John (2) — ^*John (3) — •Nathaniel— 

• Jasper. Warren Co., N. Y. 

4. * Agnes M., b. 

5. • Marion, b, 

2. • Althea, of Chestertown, N. Y., b. July 19, 

1824, m. Geo. Loveland, and had : 

1. • Charles L., b. 

2. ' Emerson, b. 

3. • Andrew B., b. 
4. ' Harriet M., b. 

3. * Nathaniel E., b. June 17, 1826, m. Aug. 

17, 1852, d. Jan. 2, 1898; he married 
Jane Van Keuren, b. July 8, 1830, d. Feb. 
22, 1884, and had : 

1. • William L., b. June 28, 1853, m. Aug. 

19, 1884, Marion Y. Clow, and had : 
I. " Marion C, b. Oct. 23, 1888. 

2. • Nash M., b. Oct. 17, 1854, m. 

, d. Sept. I, 1896. 

3. • Ella M., b. Oct. 25, 1857 ; she mar- 

ried, ist, Geo. W. Bliven, 2d, John 
P. Baldersten ; no children. 
4. 'Jessie M., b. Sept. 26, 1868, unm., 
d. Feb. , 1896. 

4. " Catharine M., of So. Glen's Falls, N. Y., . 

b. Oct. 14, 1830, m. Peter Johnson, was 

his second wife, and had : 

I. " Elmer E., b. Apl. 26, 1866. 

2. • Ella J., b. Apl. 26, 1866. 

3. • Carrie M., b. Apl. 24, 1868, m. June 

I, 1893, Wm. R. BuUard. 

4.  Andrew M., b. May 19, 1874. 

5. " H. Hardy, of Pottersville, N. Y., b. May 

6. 1832, m. Harriet Morey, and had : 
I. • Clarence, b. Jany. 24, 1859. 

6. ' Sarah J., b. ; she was 

the first wife of Peter Johnson ; no 
children. 



196 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — 'John (2) — *John (3) — 'Nathaniel. 

7. " Antoinette, of Pottersville, N. Y., b. 

, m. Cyrus Kipp ; she d. Nov. 
22, 1895, and had no children. 
7. ^ Nathaniel, b. Sept. 22, 1799, m. , 

182 1, d. Nov. 22, 1822 ; he married Hannah 



8. ^ Charity B., b. Jan. 18, 1802, m. Dec. 10, 

1829, William H. Mead^ b. Apl. 23, 1804, d. 
Mch. 17, 1879, and had (see p. ). 

9. ^ Eliza Ann, b. Feb. i, 1804, m. Dec. 25, 1848, 

Sherman Thompson ; no children. 

10. * William T., b. Dec. 31, 1805, m. June 7, 

1843, d. Dec. 15, 1880; he married, ist, Emma 
Thompson, 2d, Ann Thompson Terrall ; no 
children. 

11. ^ Daughter, d. in infancy. 

2. * Nathaniel, b. abt. 1762, m. , d. ; he 

married and had : 

I. ' Elijah, b. 

2. * Joseph, b. 

3. ' Seth, b. 

3. •William, b. , m. , d. ; he 

married Hannah Hobby, and had : 

1. ^ John, b. Nov. 3, 1798, m. Jan. 7, 1819, d. 

Sept. 24, 1873 ; he married Eliza Rowell, b. 
Jan. 14, 1802, d. July 13, 1877, and had no 
children. 

2. ^ Charity, b. , m. , d. ; 

she married Philip Briggs, and had several 
children. 

3. ^ William B., b. , m. , d. Aug. 1850 ; 

he married Sophia Dickinson, b. , d. 

, 1863, and had : 

I. * Alfred, b. , 1827, m. , d. 

Mch. 1893 ; he married Charlotte , 

and had four children, who all died 
young. 



Genealogy. 197 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — * John (i) — 'John (2) — * John (3) — ' Nathaniel. 

2. "Augustus W., ist Lieut. 97th N. Y. V., b. 

Sept. 8, 1829, m. Sept. 7, 1854, ist, Mary 
Richards, b. , d. Apl. 6th, 1895 ; 

2d, Oct. 28, 1899, Mrs. Louisa Bentley 
Lounsbury, and had by his ist wife three 
who died young, and : 

1. • Frederick A., b. May 6, 1856, m. Mch. 

1878, Elizabeth Staniford, and had : 

1. " Mary, d. young. 

2. '• Walter, b. July 7, 1881. 

2. * Edward L, b. Aug. 16, 1861, m. ist, 

Annie Maybum, 2d, Lulu Waltrous, 
and had by his 2d wife : 
I. " Harry, b , 1893. 

3. * Charles R., b. Sept. 9, 1866, m. , 

d. , 1893; he married Flo- 

rence Hartley, and had : 

1. *• Mabel C, d. young. 

2. " Viola A., b. , 1893. 

3. ® Caroline, b. , m. John A. Williams, 

and had no children. 

4. ' John, b. , m. May Brown, and had : 

I. • Augustus, b. 

5. 'Wm. James, b. , d. young. 

6. " Ellen, of Pittsfield, Mass., b. , m. 

isty Chas, Mead (see p. 198), 2d, 

Bacon, and had two children. 

7. • Phebe, b. , unm. 

8. " Nathaniel, d. young. 

9. ' Sophia, b. , m. Thomas Carney ; she 

d. , and had : 

1. • John, b. 

2. * Mamie, b. 

3. • Thomas, b. 

4. • Martha, b. 

4. ^ Nathaniel, b. , m. Maria , and 

had no children. 



198 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ^" John (i)— • John (2) — * John (3) — * Matthew (Capt). 

5. ^ Sabrina, b. , m. , d. ; she 

married Peter Dobbs, and had no children. 

6. ^ Rebacca, b. , m. , and had no 

children. 

7. ' Rhesa F., b. , d. young. 

8. ^ Mary, b. , m. Odle, and had : 

I. * Charles, b. , m. ElUn^ dau. of Wm. 

Mead (see p. 197). 

9. ' Ann, b. , m. , and had no children. 
10. ' Gilbert, b. , m. Cynthia and had 

two children. 

4. * Charity, b. ; she was engaged to Obculicth^ son 

of Benj. Mead (see p. ), but he was killed dur- 
the Revolutionary War by cowboys, and she 
afterwards married Joshua Knapp, and had : 
I. ^ Rachel, b. , '7949 d. , 1864 ; she 

married Abraham Brown, and had Eunice, 
who married Odle C. Knapp, of Round Hill. 

5. • Rachel, b. 

6. • Betsy, b. 

7. • Anna, b. ; she married Gilbert Totten, 

3. •Seth, b. abt. 1730, m. abt. 1757, d. Sept. 27, 1765 ; he 

married Deborah Disbrow, and had : 

1. • Mary, b. Feb. 19, 1758. 

2. 'Joseph, b. Dec. 18, 1760. 

3. 'Seth, b. Oct. I, 1762. 

4. ' Hannah, b. June 8, 1765. 

4. • Matthew (Capt), b. abt. 1734, m. abt. 1759, d. , 

1812 ; he married Mary Bush, and had : 

1. • Betsy, b. Dec. 11, 1760, m. Brown. 

2. • Ruth, b. Jan. 25, 1762, m. , 1787, d. July 12, 

1841 ; she married Benajah Bouton, b. Oct. 31, 
1760, d. Oct. 2, 1838, and had : 

1. ^Richard, b. Mch. 25, 1788, m. Rebecca Smith, 

d. Dec. 15, 1848. 

2. * Amos, b. Sept. 17, 1790, m. Eleanor Jackson, 

d. Apl. 15, 1849. 



Genealogy. 199 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

"William — "John (i) — 'John (2) — ^* John (3) — ' Matthew (Capt). 

5. ' Samuel, b. Jan 13, 1793, m. Mrs. Manana De- 
Wolf, d. Apl. 2, 1862. 

4. ^Sophia, b. May 4, 1796, , d. Feb. 14, 

1862. 

5. ^ Maria, b. July 15, 1798, m. Lewis Brush, d. 

June , 1869. 

6. ^ James, b. Mch. 8, 1800, d. Feb. 24, 1857. 

7. ^ Matthew M., b. Jan. 31, 1802, d. , 1807. 

8. ^ Benajah, b. Sept. 24, 1804, d. June 23, 1839. 

3. ' Mary, b. Jan. 10, 1765, m. Alexander Grigg. 

4. • Matthew, b. May 18, 1767, m. , 1790, d. June 

16, 185 1 ; he married Nancy Hobby, b. Jan. 14, 
1767, d. May 26, 1855, and had : 

1. ' Hannah, b. July 6, 1791, m. 1811, d. June 26, 

i860 ; she married Hickson Merritt, and had : 

1. • Hickson, b. Jan. 3, 1812. 

2. ' Nancy, b. Jan. 17, 181 3, m. Benajah Den- 

ton. 

3. 'Sally, b. Feb. 17, 1815. 

4. ' Hannah C, b. June 10, 181 7. 

5. " Roswell I., b. , d. young. 

6. " Susan, b. Dec. 10, 1820, m. Purdy Lyon. 
7.  Matthew, b. Nov. 30, 1822. 

2. ' Matthew, b. June 17, 1793, m. 1818, d. Jan. 6, 

1868 ; he married Hannah Moody, b. , 

1799, d. Jan. 29, 1879, and had no children. 

3. ^ Justus B., of New Canaan, Conn., b. Sept. 14, 

179s, m. , 1823, d. Oct. 21, 1875 ; he 

married, ist, Nancy Hanford, b. Sept. 14, 1795, 

d. Sept 20, 1864 ; 2d, Merritt, and had : 

I. 'Joseph H., b. July 31, 1824, d. in Civil 
War ; he married Sarah J. Beardsley, and had : 

1. • Mary F., b. 

2. • Carrie, b. 

2. ' Matthew, of Rochester, N. Y., b. Oct. 25, 
1825, m. Nov. 17, 1853, Mary N. Brown, 
b. July 12, 1833, and had : 



200 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — ^•John (i) — * John (2) — *John (3) — 'Matthew (Capt.) 

1. • Jennie B., b. Dec, 17, 1857. 

2. ' Carrie, b. June 17, 1862, d. young. 

3. • WiUiam L., b. Nov. 6, 1868. 

3. • Mary E., b. July 23, 1827, m. Apl. 18, 

i860, James N. Banks, b. Aug. 19, 1838, 
and had : 

1. * Edwin M., b. Nov. 25, 1862. 

2. • James N., b. May 11, 1867. 

3.  Rufus A., b. Sept. 23, 1870. 

4.  Andrew J., b. Jan. 10, 1829, m. ist, Re- 

becca Brigg, 2d, , and had : 

1. • Mary E., b. 

2. ' Julia S., b. 

3. • Harry B., b. 

5.  Justus B., b. Sept 28, 1830, d. June i, 

1831. 

6. • Justus B., of Darien, Conn., b. Jan. 9, 1832, 

m. May 16, i860, Mary A. Johnson, b. 
Oct. 27, 1836. 

7. ' William E., b. Nov. 4, 1836, d. Nov. 22, 

1836. 

8. * Solomon H., b. Nov. 4, 1839. 

9. ' Eliphalet, b. Jan. 10, 1841, d. July i, 1863, 

in Civil War. 
4. *Clemence, b. Dec. 25, 1797, m. Dec. 5, 1819, 
d. Mch. 27, 1867 ; she married Ralph Ritch, 
d. Dec. 28, 1846, and had : 

1. • Mary E., b. May 15, 1820, m. June 

30, 1837, B^nj. C. Mead, b. June 4, 
1817, d. Sept. 4, 1879, and had (see 
p. ). 

2. "JJustus B., b. Jan. 14, 1822, d. July 

5, 1864 ; he married Maria Rode- 
man. 

3. ® William M., b. June i, 1824, m. ist, Sarah 

Hamilton, d. Aug. 7, 1888 ; 2d, Emma 
Green, m. , 1889. 



Genealogy. 201 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William— 'John (i) — 'John (2) — * John (3) — "Matthew (Capt.). 

4. ' Thomas, b. May 14, 1826, m. Jan. 30, 
1854, I St, Elizabeth A. Silleck, d. Dec. 
10, 1856 ; 2d, Jan. 9, 1858, Sarah F. 
Silleck, d. Mch. 13, 1872 ; 3d, Aug. 3, 
1873, Mrs. Louisa S, Mead^ d. Oct. 8, 
1894 (see p. ) ; 4th, June i, 1896, 
Evalyn Cramer. 

5. • George R., b. Sept. 15, 1827, d. young. 

6. ' Augustus, b. Mch. i, 1829, m. Hannah M,, 

dau. of Nehemiah Mead (see p. ). 

7. • Frances A., b. Jan. 14, 1831, m. ist. Cap- 

tain Wm. Peck, 2d, John Sackett. 

8.  Nancy C, b. May 3, 1832, m. Abram 

Dann. 

9. * Adaline E., b. Dec. 18, 1833, m. Edmund 

L. Smith. 

10. ^ Willis M., b. Sept. 15, 1835, m. Elizabeth 

Henderson. 

11. • Julia S., b. , 1837, m. Stephen L. 

Radford. 

5. " Thomas H., b. Mch. 16, 1800, m. ist, Sophia 

Finch, 2d, Sarah Edwards, and had no chil- 
dren. 

6. ' Mary, b. July 6, 1802, m. , d. Dec. 6, 

i860 ; she married John P. Anderson, and 

had : 

1. ' Mary F., d. young. 

7. * Hobby, b. Mch. 14, 1805, , d. Nov. 1813. 

8. ^ Amos, b. Nov. 16, 1807, m. Jan. 11, 1858, 

d. ; he married Mary E. Stryker, 

b. July 18, 1830, d. Feb. 17, 1883, and had : 

1. "EllaF., b. Nov. 7, 1858. 

2. " Mary A., b. Feb. 18, i860. 

3. * Ida M., b. Apl. 6, 1861, d. young. 

4. ' William A., b. May 14, 1862, m. Dec. 5, 

1883, Estella Crane. 
5. • Amos H., b. Sept. 8, 1863. 



202 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — "John (i) — 'John (2) — *John (3) — • Matthew (Capt). 

6. • Joseph W., b. Jan. 6, 1865, d. Sept 27, 

1865. 
9. ^William L., b. Aug. 28, 1810, m. Esther Law- 
rence, and had : 
I. * Jane E., b. , m. ; 

she married Cummings, and had : 

1. * Firman, b. 

2. • William, b. 

2. " Alexander C, of Kendall, Mich. 
5. 'Justus B., b. June 30, 1769, m. Dec. 25, 1797, d. 
Mch. 24, 1849 ; he married Folly Knapp, b. Oct. 
5, 1780, d. Apt. 4, 1849, and had : 

1. ' Walter K., b. Apl. 23, 1799, unm., d. Aug. 4, 

1842. 

2. ^ Susan, b. Mch. 4, 1801, m. Apl. 29, 1821, d. 

; she married Lewis Eldridge, and 
had : 

1.  Joseph, b. 

2. " Lewis, b. 

3. " John, b. 

4. " Walter, b. 

3. ^Justus B., b. May 23, 1803, unm. 

4. * James, b. Oct. 12, 1807, unm. 

5. ^ Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1809, m. June 24, 1823, 

William Sherwood. 

6. ^Rebecca, b. July 31, 1811, m. May 21, 1832, 

Drake Marshall, b. Mch. 20, 1811, d. Oct. 6, 
1863, and had : 

1. ^Clarissa, b. Mch. 24, 1834. 

2. * Maria L., b. Feb. 7, 1836. 

3. * William H., of Bridgeport, Conn., b. Dec. 

5» 1837. 

4. ' Benny S., b. Apl. 2, 1840, d. Aug. i, 1854. 

5. "Drake S., b. Dec. 5, 1841, d. June 18, 

1867. 

6. * Sarah J., b. May 10, 1844, d. Sept. 12, 

1845. 



Genealogy. 203 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ^* John (i) — "John (2) — *John (3) — 'Matthew (Capt.). 

7. " Rufus P., b. Nov. I, 1846, d. May 19, 

1869. 

8. '^ Charles E., b. Mch. 20, 1854, d. 

7. ^ Ann, of Bedford, N. Y., b. June 9, X813, m. 

June 29, 1832, John Craft. 

8. ^Joseph G., b. Nov. 24, 1817, m. Jan. 19, 1840, 

d. Dec. 27, 1898 ; he married Mary G. Taylor, 
b. Feb. 21, 1 82 1, and had : 

1. * Martha, b. Oct. 25, 1840, d. Oct. 7, 1841. 

2. " Louisa, b. Feb. 8, 1842. 

3. ' Joseph G. b. Nov. 18, 1843, "^« Feb- 20, 

1873, Hattie L. Rockafellow, and had : 

1. • Albert, b. Feb. 19, 1876. 

2. • Joseph G., d. in infancy. 

3. • John, b. June 4, 1878, drowned in 

Ten Acres while a boy. 

4. • Olivia, b. June 8, 1883. 

4. *Mary A. D., b. Oct. 15, 1845. 

5. "James H., b. Apl. 25, 1847. 

6. 'Samuel B., b. Mch. i, 1849. 

7. 'Arabella, b. Mch. 28, 1851, d. Apl. 26, 1881. 

8. 'Oliver A., b. Mch. 6, 1853, d. May 16, 

1854. 

9. ' Grace A., b. Feb. 24, 1855, m. Jan. 13, 

1876, Henry B. Marshall, b. Mch. 27, 

1851, and had : 

I . • Lina G., b. Mch. 7, 1878, m. Wm. D. 
Webb. 
10. 'Emma A., b. Mch, 15, 1857. 
II. ' Lila C, b. Mch. 2, 1859. 

12. ' Frank E., b. Mch. 28, 1861. 

13. ' Lizzie A., b. Sept. 19, i862,d. May 1 1, 1865. 

14. 'Evalina, b. Sept. 4, 1864. 

9. * Cornelia, b. Sept. 12, 1820, m. Feb. , 1838, 

d. June 9, 1873 ; she married William Sco- 
field, b. Sept. 20, 1815, d. Apl. 10, 1885, and 
had : 



204 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — "John (i) — "John (2) — *John (3) — 'Matthew (Capt.). 

1. ' Frances M., b. Nov. 17, 1838, m. Apl. 19, 

1865, Edward A. Peck. 

2. 'Eliza J., b. May 16, 1840, d. Mch. 25, 

1867. 

3. • Cornelia A., b. Aug. 10, 1841, m. Dec. 22, 

1866, Oliver D. Meady b. Dec. 29, 1842, 
and had (see p. ). 

4. 'Charles W., b. Feb. 5, 1844, m. Grace 

Sampson (lives in Brooklyn, N. Y.). 

5. ' George E., b. Jan. 29, 1848, m. Oct. 19, 

1870, Isabel C. Merritt, b. June 16, 
1852. 

6. 'Edwin B., b. Feb. 14, 1855, m. Sarah J. 

Johnston. 

7. 'Joseph H., b. Aug. 25, 1857, d. young. 

8. " Leola M., b. Aug. 30, 1859, ^' Sept. 2, 

1861. 

9. ' Frederick H., b. Sept. 14, 1861, m. . 

10. ' William H., b. Feb. 11, 1823, d. Apl. 10, 1835. 

6. 'Ann, b. July 4, 177 1, m. , d. ; 

she married Samuel Denton, and had : 

1. ^Emma J., b. 

2. ^ Hannah, b. 

7. 'Rebecca, b. July 10, 1773, m. , 1797, d. Dec. 

3» 185s ; she married ist, Mead, 2d, William 

Gilmore, and had : 

1. ^ Lilly A. (Mead), b. Oct. 26, 1798, m. Wm. 

Hardenbrook. 

2. ^ William (Gilmore), b. 

3. ' Frederick (Gilmore), b. 

8. 'Charity, b. Oct. 20, 1775, m. , d. ; 

she married Walter Howell, and had : 

1. * Ann, b. 

2. ^ Matthew, b. 

3. ' Walter, b. 

4. ^ Child, d. young. 

5. ^ A daughter, who married a Mead, 



Genealogy. 205 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William —  John (i) — • John (2) — *John (3) — 'Matthew (Capt.). 

9. 'Sally, b. Nov. 28, 1777, m. , d. May i, 

1857 ; she married Thaddeus Fancher, of Green- 
wich, O. 
10. * Amos, b. May 7, 1780, m. , d. Sept. 16, 

i860 ; he married Caroline White, b. Nov. 9, 1782, 
d. Jan. 6, 1850, and had : 

1. 'Sally, b. Sept. 5, 1800, m. , 1819, d. , 

1859 ; she married Hiram H. Birdsall, b. , 

1795, d. Aug. 21, 1880, and had : 

I. 'Mary J., b. Mch. 8, 1821, m. Warren 

Peck. 
2. ' Matthew R., b. Aug. 31, 1824, m. Maria 

Lyon. 

3. ' Olive C, of Norwalk, O., b. Feb. i, 1826, 

m. Geo. W. Lutz. 

4. • Caroline, b. Feb. i, 1826. 

5. ' Lillis E., of Grandledge, Mich., b. Dec. 5, 

1828. 

6.  George W., b. June 13, 1830. 

7. "Wright, b. July 19, 1832. 

8. 'Amos M., b. June 11, 1835, m. Martha 
Conklin, was killed in the Battle of Cedar 
Run, Civil War. 

9. ' William H., of Moravia, N. Y., b. June 4, 
1840, m. Alice Tompkins. 

2. * Richard, of Pompey Centre, N. Y., b. Nov. 9, 

1803, m. Oct. 18, 1829, d. ; he married, 

I St, Charlotte Hyde, b. 1803, d. July 2, 1834 ; 
2d, Susan Wheeler, m. Feb. 17, 1836, and had : 
I. ' Amos J., b. Jan. 14, 1830. 
2. ' Charlotte, of Cato, N. Y., b. Jan. 4, 1837, m. 
Jan. 20, i860. Hector S. Cook, and had : 

1. 'Frederick, b. Apl. 8, 1864. 

2. • Susan M., b. July 7, 1870. 

3. 'John W., b. Jan. 28, 1840, m. Oct. i, 
1 86 1, Anna Morse, b. Feb. , 1838, and 
had : 



2o6 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE— JOHN (a) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — 'John (i) — 'John (2) — *John (3) — 'Matthew (Capt.) 

1.  Carrie A. D., b. , 1865. 

2. •Albert, b. , 1869. 

3. * Garret V., of Greenwich, O., b. Sept 10, 1806, 

m. Sally Fancher, and had : 

1. * Daniel, b. Aug. 14, 1835, ^' ^^c- <> i^5^> 

Helen Redfield, and had : 
I. • Cora, b. 
2. ' Sarah, b. 

3. • Recenia, b. 

4. • Charles, b. 
5. ' Emma, b. 

6. • Ida, b. 

7. " Francis, b. 

2. • Melissa, b. Feb. i, 1837, m. , 

1854, d. Nov. 13, 1855 ; she mar- 
ried McDonald, b. Mch. 22, 

1832. 

3. "Levi, b. Dec. 21, 1839, d. in the Civil 

War. 

4. " Hiram, b. Sept. 8, 1841, m. Mch. i, 1864, 

Lottie Maynard, and had : 

1. • Lois, b. 

2. • Levi, b. 

3. • Ella, b. 

4. • Fred, b. 

5. " Angeline, b. 

5. * Eliza, b. Jan 25, 1843, ^- > ^^^9, 

Fish. 

6. * Aaron, b. Sept 9, 1845. 

7. "Amos, b. Aug. 8, 1847. 

8. "William, b. , 1849. 

9. "Moses, b. July 19, 185 1. 

4. ' Loiza, b. Dec. 13, 1809, , d. Apl. , 

1826. 

5. ' Duncan C, b. Jan. 11, 181 1, m. 1837, d. June 

I, 1874, he married Sally Wodin, b. Sept 15, 
1809, and had : 



Genealogy. 207 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — 'John (i) — 'John (2) — *John (3)—' Matthhew (Capt.) 

I. 'Jane C, b. Jan. 12, 1840, m. , i860, 

Samuel Strimple, b. Jan. 19, 1837, d. 
Feb. , 1863, and had : 
I. ' Ermina A., b. Dec. 12, i860. 

2. ' Almira, b. Apl. i, 1842, m, Feb. , 1861, 
George Strimple, b. Oct. 14, 1833, and 
had : 

1. 'Rosella M., b. Jan. i, 1862. 

2. • Annie D., b. May 15, 1864. 

3. • Myrta J., b. Jan. 19, 1867. 

4. 'Charles A., b. Mch. 29, 1870. 

5. ' Lela v., b. July 12, 1874. 
6. ' Frank R., b. May 26, 1877. 
7. • Nellie G., b. July i, 1880. 

6. ' Caroline, b. Dec. 9, 1814, m. July 17, 1833, d. 

Apl. 25, 1863 ; she married James Hibbard, 
b. June 24, 1808, and had : 

1. 'Albert, b. Nov. 21, 1834, d. Oct. 16, 1835. 

2. 'Jane, b. June 14, 1836, d. Oct. 29, 1865. 

3. 'George, b. July 22, 1838, d. 

4. ' Caroline, b. Oct. 13, 1839, d. Oct. 14, 

1840. 
5. ' Harrison, b. Jan. 4, 1841, d. Mch. 12, 
1842. 

6. ' Edna, b. Sept. 18, 1842, d. 

7. 'Josephine, b. Feb. 17, 1844, d. 

8. ' Daniel W., b. Aug. 28, 1846, d. Dec. 24, 

1874. 

9. ' Frances, b. Sept. 6, 1848, d. 

10. 'Nathan, b. Jan. 8, 1852, d. May 6, i860. 

11. ' Enos J. B., b. Jan 13, 1854, d. 

12. 'Charles B., b. Jan 6, 1856. 

7. ^ Mary, b. June 18, 1817, unm. 

8. ' George, b. June 3, 1820. 

9. ' John, b. Feb. 3, 1822. 

10. ^Almira, b. June 4, 1824, m. April 14, 1842, 
Charles E. Haley, b. Apl. 13, 1821, and had : 



2o8 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 
i Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — "John (i) — •John (2) — * John (3) — 'Matthew (Capt.) 

1. • Harriet A., b. Dec. 22, 1842, m. William 

R. Boulett. 

2. 'Lydia J., b. Feb. 8, 1844, m. George H. 

Winne. 

3. •Charles D., b. Dec. 14, 1845, m. Mary E. 

Lagrange. 

4. • John B., b. Dec. 30, 1847. 

5. ' Catharine A., b. Dec. 21, 1849, d. 

6. • Amos I., b. Oct. 28, 1852, d. Oct. 13, 1854. 

7. • Josephine C, b. June 7, 1857. 

8. • William E., b. Mch. 20, 1863, d. July 4, 

1864. 
II. ' John B., of Marengo, Mich., b. Jan. 13, 1829, 
m. May 10, 1857, ist, Mary Boals, b. Sept. 5, 

1833, d. Dec. 18, 1863 ; 2d, Francis, b. 

Sept. 14, 1842, m. June 8, 1864, and had : 

1. • Charles A., b. Mch. 22, 1859, d. Feb. 23, 

1864. 

2. • George A., b. Jan 19, 1861, d. Jan. 23, 

1864. 

3. • Mary A., b. Dec. 15, 1863, d. Apl. 4, 1864. 

4. • Charles B., b. Jan. 13, 1866. 

5. • Carey A., b. Feb. 5, 1867. 

6. • Peari, b. Aug. 18, 1868. 

7. • Earle, b. Aug. 2, 1870. 

8. • John J., b. July 23, 1872. 

11. 'Pamelia, b. Jan 21, 1784, m. , d. Feb. 8, 1857 ; 

she married Stephen Marshall, , d. Dec. 3, 

1855, and had : 

1. 'Stephen, b. 

2. ' Gilbert, b. 

3. ' Sally A., b. 

4. 'Polly B., b. Sept. 23, 1813, m. May 21, 1831, 

I St, Hiram Ray, 2d, Matthew Mead^ b. Mch. 
3, 1814. (see p. 209) 

12. ' Bush, b. Aug. 5, 1786, m. , d. Jan. 13, i860 ; 

he married Sarah Wilson, b. , 1791, d. July 

6, 1847, and had : 



Genealogy. 209 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'TViLLiAM— " John (i)— ' John (2)—* John(3)— ' Matthew (Capt.) 

1. ^ Elizabeth, b. ; she married Henry 

Ferris. His 2d wife was Lydia^ dau. of Allen 
Mead, (p. ) , and had : 

1. * Adeline, b. , m. Searles, of 

Sing Sing, N. Y. 

2. " Emily, b. , m. Ingersoll. 

2. ' Matthew, b. Mch. 3, 1814, m. July , 1852, d. 

Dec. 15, 1873 ; he married Mrs. Polly B, Ray^ 
widow of Hiram Ray, b. Sept. 23, 1813, d. 
July 26, 1863 (see p. 208), and had : 

1. * Harriet L., b. Oct. 22, 1853, d. Nov. 24, 

1862. 

2. • Charles E., b. Dec. 14, 1855, m. Sept. 22, 

1880, Mary H. Johnston, b. Dec. 7, 1857, 

and had : 

I. • Guy D., b. Feb. 16, 1883. 

3. ^Bethenia, b. June 6, 1816, m. Sept. , 1834, 

d. Aug. 17, 1876 ; she married Caleb Holmes, 
b. June 23, 1812, d. July 10, 1887, ^^d had : 

1. ® Susan A., d. young. 

2. ' S. Elizabeth, b. June 3, 1837, m. Apl. , 

1857, E. Rowland Nash. 

3. "Luther, b. Sept. 23, 1839, d. Sept. 11, 

1897 ; he married Julia Nash, d. Aug. 
10, 1893. 

4. "Caleb M., b. Dec. 19, 1841, unm., killed 

in the Civil War, Oct. 13, 1864, during 
the siege of Richmond. Va. 

5. "Benjamin, b. Sept. 27, 1843, <!• ^%' ^^^i 

1889 ; he married Mary E. Funston. 

6. " Mary A., b. Oct. 13, 1845, d. Aug. 15, 

1888 ; she married Theodore Nash. 

7. " Sophia, b. Aug. 27, 1847, m. Nov. 28, 

1 87 1, William Brush; he d. Nov. 5, 1890. 

8. "Charles H., b. July 27, 1850, m. Apl. 

, 1876, Charlotte Reed, b. Mch. 2^^ 
1852. 

14 



2IO The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE —JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ' John (i) — ' John (2) — * John(3) — ' Matthew (Capt) 

9. •Charlotte, b. Apl. 28, 1853, m. June 29, 
1875, H. Frank June, b. July 17, 185 1 ; 
he d. June 11, 1893. 
lo.^Bethenia M., b. Jan. 13, 1856,01. John 
Sherwood ; she d. Nov. 5, 1877. 
4. ' Susan, b. , m. , d. ; 

she married John Matthews, and had : 

1. * Martha, b. 

2. ' John B., b. 

3. " Sarah M., b. 

4. " Rebecca M., b. 

5. • Elizabeth, b. 

5. 'Sophia, b. , 1822, m. , Joseph 

E. Russell, b. Nov. 6, 18 18, and had : 

1. * Charlotte, d young. 

2. " Joseph, b. July 28, 185 1, m. Nov. 13, 1878, 

Libbie M. Stone ; she d. Jan. 10, 1898. 
3. " Victor H., b. , m. Louisa Reed. 

6. * William H., b. Sept. 29, 1826, m. Oct. 27, 

1 85 1 ; he married Famelia Ray^ b. Mch. 3, 
1832, dau. of Hiram Ray (see p. 208), and had : 

1. 'William H., b. Sept. 3, 1853, m. Feb. 28, 

1895, Lottie Daniels, and had : 

1. • Grace, b. June 8, 1897. 

2. 'William H., b. June 30, 1899. 

2. * George F., b. July 2, 1855, m. June 30, 

1880, Emily A. Sherwood, and had : 

1. • Lela, b. July 5, 1881. 

2. • Ray, b. July 8, 1886. 

3. 'S. Augustus, b. Apl. 5, 1857, unm. 

4. * Ella P., b. May 23, 1859. 

5. • Mary A., b. Feb. 26, 1861. 

6. "Harrison M., b. June 15, 1867, m. June 

28, 1894, Elizabeth Mulrein, and had : 

1. 'Charles H., b. Mch. 28, 1895. 

2. • Olive E., b. June 30, 1896. 

3. • Marion, b. July 18, 1898. 



Genealogy. 211 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 
Dutchess County, N. Y. 

[ * Jonathan, 
* William — 'John (i) — 'John (2) — •< * Elizabeth, 

( * Nathan. 

7. 'Caleb R., b. Jan. 30, 1870, m. Aug. 28, 

1895, Lucy Glennen, and had : 

1. 'Helen, b. Oct. 18, 1896. 

8. • Lena R., b. Mch. 18, 1873, m. July 22, 

1894, Frederick M. Hecker, b. Aug. 2, 

1874, and had : 

I. ' Frederick A., b. Aug. 24, 1895. 

2. • Ethel R., b. Oct. 18, 1896. 

9. *Leola, b. Mch. 18, 1873, d. Jan. 24, 

1875. 

5. * Elizabeth, b. , m. , d. ; she 

married James Darrow. 

6. * Ann, b. , m. , d. ; she married 

Gilbert Baremore, and had : 
I. 'Mansfield, b. 

2. 'Jonathan, b. abt. 1684, unm., d. in 1712. 

3. * Elizabeth, b. abt. 1687, no further record. 

4. ' Nathan, b. abt. 1691, m. , 1724, d. Feb. 14, 1777; he 

married , and had : 

I. 'Nathan, b. , 1726, m. , 1753, d. ; 

he married , and had : 

I, ' Israel, b. Aug. 7, 1754, m. , 1780, d. 

May 26, 1836 ; he married Elizabeth Bates, and 
had : 

1. ^Israel, b. , 1781. 

2. * Betsy, b. Mch. 17, 1783, d. Aug. 17, 1845. 

3. ' Susan, b. June 12, 1788, d. , 1873. 

4. * Martha, b. May 13, 1790, d. Apl. 6, 1846. 

5. ' Salmon S., of West Candor, N. Y., b. June 6, 

1792, m. May 14, 1817, d. ; he married 

Nancy Hayden, b. Feb. 24, 1791, d. Aug. 8, 
1865, and had : 
I. ' Melissa, b. July 2, 1818, m. Dec. 11, 1836, 

d. May 9, 1853 ; she married 

Reading, and had : 



212 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Dutchess County, N. Y. 
* William — "John (i) — 'John (2)—* Nathan. 

1. ' Margaret I., b. Apl. 22, 1840, m. 

Richard R. Erwin. 

2. • Mary A., b. Jan. 18, 1843, m. Gil- 

bert Traver. 

2. • Philetus H., b. Nov. 26, 1819, m. ^ 

and had : 

1. • Sarah J., b. Jan. 7, 1858. 

2. * Myra, b. Mch. 29, i860. 

3. • Alice, b. Jan. i, 1862. 

3. " Marietta, b. Aug. 20, 1822, m. Apl. 7, 

1852, Andrew C. Voorhees, and had : 

1. • Phebe M., b. Aug. 2, 1853. 

2. • Charles S., b. May 9, 1856. 

3. 'Salmon M., b. Oct. 25, 1857. 

4. ' Philemon F., b. Nov. 12, 1825, d. Aug. 23, 

1847. 

5. • Ann A., b. Oct. 19, 1827, m. Oct. 19, 

T852, Truman Scofield, and had : 
I. ' Philemon M., b. July 21, 1853. 
2. ' Frances J., b. Nov. 21, 1854. 

3. ' Wallace S., b. Apl. 22, 1856. 

4. 'Nancy N., b. Nov. 16, 1857. 
5. ' Clarence A., b. Nov. 27, 1862. 

6. • Charles H., b. May 8, 1867. 

7. 'Flora B., b. Oct. 22, 1870. 

6. 'William B., b. July 3, 1796, m. Nov. i, 1825, 
Arvilla Winslow, and had : 

1. 'Caroline A., b. July 13, 1827, m. Oct. 27, 

1852, Charles Hamilton, and had : 

1. 'Frank, b. Sept. 14, 1853. 

2. ' Irwin, b. Dec. 19, 1854. 

3. 'Edward, b. Dec. 9, 1856, d. Aug. 11, 

1874. 

4. ' Carrie, b. May 21, 1866. 

2. 'Frank C, b. Mch. 20, 1830, d. Mch. 28, 

1831. 

3. ' Almon F., b. April 25, 1832, m. Mch. 10, 

1859, Angeline Crisple, and had : 



Genealogy. 213 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 
Dutchess County, N. Y. 

' William-' John (i)-« John (2)-* Nathan | ! j^^VccTpt.) 

1. * Adelia, b. Mch. 10, 1861. 

2. * Sarah, b. , 1862, d. , 1865. 

3. • Mortimer, b. , 1864, d. , i866. 

4.  Diana P., b. June 25, 1833, m. June 15, 

1859, Henry W. Wells, and had : 

1. ' Ida, m. Mch. 15, i860. 

2. • Alice, b. Mch. i, 1863. 

5. • Lucy J., b. Apl. 9, 1835, m. Nov. 6, 1874. 

Dr. Geo. Clark. 

6. " Wesley C, of Ann Arbor, Mich., b. Aug. 

28, 1836, m. Nov. 20, 1866, Mary E. 

Chisbe, and had : 
I. ' Clinton E., b. May 29, 1869. 
2. • Frank M., b. May 6, 1874. 

7. • Purley E., b. Jan. 28, 1840. 

8. • William R., b. Nov. 14, 1842. 

9. • Emily E., b. Sept. 18, 1845, m. Nov. 20, 

1866, d. Jan. 18, 1868 ; she married John 

Thomas, and had : 

I. • William E., b. Nov. 3, 1867. 

2. • Amos, b. , m. , d. ; 

he married , and had : 

1. ^ Acsah, b. 

2. ' Jemsha, b. 

3. ^ Zalma, b. 

4. ^ Nathan, b. 

5. ^ Hannah, b. 

6. ^ Solomon, b. 

7. ' Sally, b. 

8. * Stephen, b. 

3. • Hannah, b. 

2. 'Job (Captain), b. abt. 1735, m. abt. 1758, d. Apl. 23, 
1819 ; he married Mercy King, d. Aug. 28, 1812, and 
had : 

T. • Rebecca, b. , 1759, m. , d. 1784, she 

married Warren Williams. 



214 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE —JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Dutchess County, N. Y 

* William — * John (i) — ' John (2) — * Nathan — ' Job (Capt). 

2. • Job, b. 1761, in the War of 1812, d. Jan. 

12, 1838 ; he married Ruth Hibbard, b. , 

1762, d. Jan. 29, 1808, and had : 

1. ^ Nancy, b. , 1793, , d. Apl. 17, 

1866 ; she married Daniel Benjamin, b. Jan. 
27, 1792, d. Oct. 6, 1857, and had : 

1. * Maria, b. , m. Daniel Piatt. 

2. • Cornelia, b. , d. July , 1857. 

3. ' Amelia, b. , m. Aaron Haskins. 

4. ' Louisa, b. Nov. 18, 1824, m. E. G. Caulkins. 

5. " John H, b. Feb. , 1828. 

6. * Charles M., b. Oct. 3, 1831. 

2. * Sarah, b. Jan. 3, 1794, m. Nov. 20, 1844, d. 

Feb. 16, 187 1 ; she married Ambrose Smith, b. 
Jan. 20, 1794, d. Mch. 19, 1879, ^^ children. 

3. ' Mary, b. Oct. 4, 1795, m. Sept. 10, 1817, d. 

Apl. 10, 1844 ; she was Ambrose Smith's ist 

wife, and had : 

I. * James H., b. Jan. 15, 1820, m. Oct. 23, 

1845, Anna Smith. 
2.* Ambrose E., b. Nov. 15, 1821, m. Nov. 

30, 1843, Hannah P. Knapp. 

3. • Mary, b. Sept. 21, 1823, m. Aug. 18, 1841, 

Joel E. Knapp. 

4. " Electa R., b. Oct. 7, 1825, m. May 20, 

1874, David A. Munroe. 
5.* Ursula, b. Aug. 17, 1831, d. Nov. 23, 
1862. 

6. • Charles H., b. Aug. 31, 1833, d. Aug. 7, 

1834. 

7. • Piatt H., b. Mch. 10, 1836, m. June 18, 

1862, Katharine M. Snell. 

8. "Howard M., b. Jan. 7, 1841, m. Feb. 2, 

1870, Almira B. Rector. 

4. * Henry H., b. June i, 1797, m. Jan. 5, 1820, d. 

Jan. 17, 1842 ; he married Mary Paine, b. 
Mar. 21, 1796, and had : 



Genealogy. 2 1 5 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Dutchess County, N. Y. 

* William — 'John (i) — "John (2) — * Nathan — 'Job (Capt). 

1. "Sarah A., b. Dec. 9, 1820, m. July 11, 

1838, Henry H. Coolidge, of Niles, Mich., 
and had : 

1. • Orville W., b. Nov. 9, 1839, m. June 

18, 1867, Catharine Pettingall. 

2. ' Helen E., b. Sept. 22, 1842. 

3. • Henry H., b. July 9, 1844, d. Nov. 

17, 1846. 

4. • Emily M., b. Mch. 14, 1849, m. June 

4, 1874, Charles A. Chapin. 

2. "Jane E., b. Dec. 3, 1822, m. Sept. 24, 

1840, d. Sept. 9, 1855 ; she married Wil- 
liam L. Knapp, and had : 
i.'MaryE., b.Nov.i9,i84i,d.Apl.i,i8s8. 

2. • Henry J., b. May 9, 1843, m. Dec. 

29, 1868, Kittie E. Duff. 

3. • Frances A., b. May 18, 1845, d. Jan. 

28, 1874. 

4. • Frank L., b. Oct. 2, 1850, m. June 21, 

1876, Elizabeth E. Barney. 

5. • William M., b. July 26, 1852, m. Nov. 

28, 1879, Sarah J. McElroy. 

3. " Ruth, b. June 15, 1825, m. Apl. 23, 1863, 

Nathan Fitch, of Niles, Mich. 

4. " Mary, b. Apl. 22, 1827, m. Apl. 22, 1847, 

d. July 24, 1850 ; she married P. A. Lee 

of Osceola, la., and had : 

I. " Estelle A., b. May 11, 1848, m. June 

22, 187 1, Horace Mintonye. 
2. " George H., of Mount Pleasant, la., 
b. Sept 4, 1849, m. May 5, 1874, 
Emma L. Andrews. 

5. " Amelia M., b. Apl. 6, 1830, m. Mch. 1,1849, 

Edgar Reading, of Chicago, 111., and had : 

1. " Edgar M., b. Aug. 18, 1852, m. June, 

1877, L. Edith Myers. 

2. " Arthur H., b. Aug. 28, 1863. 



2i6 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Dutchess County, N. Y. 

'William — ^* John (i) — 'John (2) — * Nathan — 'Job (Capt.). 

6. • Andrew J., b. Nov. 27, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 

186 1, Isabella V. Stiles, and had: 

1. • Frank, b. Feb. 24, 1863. 

2. • Clara A., b. Sept. 8, 1867. 

7. * Martha E., b. Aug. 13, 1842, m. Aug. 24, 

1864, Daniel Thomas, of Constantine, 
Mich., and had : 

1. * Bertie, b. Feb. 16, 1866, d. May 28, 

1868. 

2. • WUliam F., b. Nov. 14, 1867. 

3. • Herbert M., b. Mch. 29, 1869. 

5. ^ John K., b. Sept. 6, 1799, m. Feb. 28, 1827, d. 

Mch. 27, 1873 ; he married Jane A. Suther- 
land, b. Nov. 17, 1807, and had : 

1. 'John F., b. Mch. 16, 1834, m. Nov. 17, 

1858, Mary Mygatt, and had : 

1. • Emma M., b. Oct 3, i860. 

2. • Edward C, b. Dec. 31, 1862. 

3. • Frank P., b. Dec. 13, 1869. 

2. ' Isaac N., isoth N. Y. V., b. Sept. 13, 1840, 

m. Jan. 13, 1869, Julia Mygatt, b. Sept. 

29, 1841, and had: 

I. • Alice, b. June 3, 1871. 

3. 'Henry S., b. May 25, 1842, m. Oct. 19, 

1864, Mary E. Cook. 

4. * Sarah E., b. Sept. 11, 1829, m. Oct. 10, 1849, 

I St, Perry C. Trowbridge, 2d, Edward 
W. Simmons, m. May 7, 1869, and had : 
I. • Mary M., b. May 31, 1855. 

5. • Mary J., b. July 3, 1832, m. Sept. 29, 

1858, , and had : 

I. • Carrie M., b. Aug. 17, 1859, d. May 
26, 1863. 

6.  Ruth A., b. June 11, 1835. 

6. ^ Barak, b. July 30, 1802, m. Dec. 26, 1822, d. 

February 26, 1874; he married Clarissa Brown, 
b. Dec. II, 1805, d. July 28, 1879, and had ; 



Genealogy. 2 1 7 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Dutchess County, N. Y. 

* William — * John (i) — * John (2) — * Nathan — * Job (Capt.) 

1. • Hiram B., b. Feb. 7, 1824, m. Apl. 15, 

1852, Almira R. Sandford, Cassopolis, 
Mich. 

2. "Julia A., b. July 24, 1825, m. Sept. 25, 

1845, Jedediah H. Silver, of Edwards- 
burg, Mich. 

3. 'Harriet E., b. Dec. 12, 1827. 

4.  George H., b. Nov. 28, 1830, m. Dec. 22, 

1853, Maria M. Bleacher. 

5. 'Sarah B., b. Mch. 8, 1833, m. Dec. 31, 

1855, Marcus L. Babcock. 
3. • Nathan, b. May 24, 1674, m. Feb. 3, 1800, d. May 
21, 1807 ; he married Sarah Hibbard, b. Sept. 19, 
1772, d. Oct. 6, 1832, and had : 

1. ^ Myra, b. May 6, 1801, m. , 

d. Dec. 30, 1859 ; she married Eli A. 
Ellis. 

2. ^ Electa, b. Nov. 19, 1803, m. , d. Feb. 

II, 1874 ; she married, ist, Hiram Smith, 2d, 
Joel Knapp. 

3. ^ Nathan, b. Sept. 9, 1806, m. June i, 1831, d. 

Nov. 25, 1846 ; he married, ist, Caroline 
Montague, b. Sept. 12, 1811, d. Oct. 17, 1834, 
2d, Sophia C. Gilbert, m. July 9, 1835, d. May 
31, 1843, 3^9 Eunice Churchill, b. Feb. 24, 
1812, m. June 5, 1842, and had : 
I. " Homer, b. Apl. 25, 1832, d. Sept. 3, 1832. 

2. 'Caroline M., b. Apl. 3, 1834, m. Jan. 12, 

1858, Manning C. Palmer, b. Oct. 30, 
1830, and had : 

1. • Myra L., b. Nov. 6, 1862. 

2. • Caroline E., b. July 16, 1865. 

3. • Alice M., b. Aug. 2, 1871. 

4. • Daisy, b. Nov. 21, 1874, d. Aug. 18, 

1875. 

3.  Amos G., b. Apl. 15, 1836, d. Apl. 24, 

1837. 



2i8 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Dutchess County, N. Y. 

* William — ' John (i) — 'John (2) — * Nathan — •Job (Capt.). 

4. " Charles N. D., b. Dec. 5, 1843, m. Oct. 7, 
1868, Freedom J. Holton, b. June 12, 
1847 (Toledo, O.), and had : 

1. • Robert H., b. Jan. 27, 1872. 

2. 'Florence M., b. May 10, 1876. 

3. • Alice C, b. May 30, 1882, d. July 10, 

1882. 

4. • Mercy, b. , 1770, m. , d. Oct. 20, 1847 ; 

she married John Gamsey, b. , 1769, d. , 

1840, and had : 

1. * George W., b. , 1794, , d. , 

1871 ; he married Sarah Sackett, b. , 

1798, d. , 1869. 

2. ' Amanda, b. , m. Ichabod Paine. 

3. 'Electa, b. , 1798, m. , d. , 

1869 ; she married Joseph Reynolds, b. , 

1794, d. , 1863. 

5. "Joshua, b. Apl. 4, 1773, ra. Feb. 16, 1800, d. Sept. 

30, 1823 ; he married Sybil Benjamin, b. June 2, 
1775, d. Aug. 20, 1830, and had : 

1. ' Isaac N., b. Jan. 2, 1801, , d. July 30, 

1874 ; he married Lydia Powers. 

2. ' Amelia M., b. Aug. 2, 1803, m. Jan. 19, 

1843, Jonathan I. S. Wood, b. Nov. 7, 
1802. 

3. 'William H., b. July 2, 1806, m. Mch. 6. 1867, 

d. Dec. 22, 1882 ; he married Dorlesca A. 

Whitewood, b. Sept. 12, 1835 (Canistoe, N. 

Y.), and had : 

I.* Charles H., b. Dec. 28, 1867. 

2. ® Harry W., b. Mch. 16, 1870. 

4. 'Albert, b. Nov. 27, 1808, d. , 1809. 

5. 'Charles H., b. Dec. 22, 1811, m. Apl. 16, 1840, 

Caroline Collin, b. Sept. 17, 181 7, d. May 25, 
1880, and had : 

I. • Charles N., b. Apl. 23, 1841, d. July 11, 
1850. 



Genealogy. 219 

THE JOHN LINK— JOHN (2) BRANCH. 

Dutchess County, N. Y. 

* William— -' John (i)— *John {2) — * Nathan — •Job (Capt). 

2. 'James A., b. Mch. 2, 1843, m. June 20, 

1867, d. Dec. 18, 1876 ; he married IL 
H. Clarke. 

3.  Caroline E., b. Mch. 2, 1845, m. Feb. 19, 

1880, d. Oct. 23, 1881 ; she married 
Chas. L. Dobson. 

4. * Martha, b. May 25, 1847, d. Dec. 30, 1881. 
5. ' Clara B., b. Dec. 10, 1849, d. Nov. i, 1881, 

6. • Ellen« b. May 22, 1852. 

7. ** Robert C, b. July 28, 1857, d. Sept. 14, 

1858. 

8. " Carl F., b. Nov. 5, 1859, d. ApL 7, 1881. 
6. 'Rebecca, b. Nov. 9, 1813, , d. Apl. 22, 

1880 ; she married Milton Webster, of Parma, 
N. Y., and had : 

1. • Amelia, b. 

2. * Jane, b. 

3. ® Emily, b. 

4. • Charles, b. 

5. • Mary, b. 

6. • John, b. 

7. " Ida, b. 

8. " Edmund, b. 

This completes the ' John (2) branch as far as information has 
been received. 



220 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JOSEPH BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i)— ' Joseph. 

2. • Joseph, b. May 2, i66o, m. , d. in 1725 ; he married 

Mary , and had : 

I. * Jeremiah, b. , 1698, unm., d. in 1727. 
2.* Jacob, b. 1700, m. , 1725, d. in 1763; he married 
, and had : 

1. 'Joseph, b. , 1726. 

2. * Jemima, b. , 1728. 

3. 'Fanny, b. , 1730. 

4. ' Jeremiah, b. , 1732. 

5. 'Jacob, b. , 1734. 

6. ' Sarah, b. 

7. ' Elizabeth, b. 

8. ' Hannah, b. 

9. ' Rachel, b. 
10. ' Abigail, b. 

3. * Rebecca, b. , 1702, na. Mch. 31, 1721, d. ; she 

married Abraham Rundle, and had : 
I. ' Sarah, b. Jan. 28, 1722. 

4. ' Elizabeth, b. , 1704. 

5. * Hannah, b. , 1705. 

No further record of this branch obtainable. 



Genealogy. 221 

THE JOHN LINE.— HANNAH BRANCH, 

Greenwich, Conn 

* William — * John (t) — * Hannah. 

3. " Hannah, b. abt. 1661, m. July 12, 16774^4 ; she married 

. John Scofield, and had : 

1. * Samuel, b. July 10, 1678. 

2. * John, b. Jan. 15, 1680. 

3. * Ebenezer, b. June 26, 1685. 

4. * Nathaniel, b. Dec. 10, 1688. 

5. * Mercy, b. Oct. 30, 1690. 

6. * Mary, b. Aug. 4, 1694. 

7. ^ Susannah, b. Mch. 2, 1698. 



222 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — •John(i) — 'Ebenezer (i) — ^Ebbnezer (2) — *Eben- 

EZER (3) — *EbEN£ZER (4) (Gcil'L). 

4. * Ebenezer (iX b. in 1663, m. , 1691, d. , 1728 ; he 

married Sarah Knapp, of Stamford, and had : 
--'I. * Ebenezer (2), b. Oct. 25, 1692, m. Dec. 12, 1717, d. May 3, 
1775 ; be married Hannah Brown, of Rye, and had : 
I. * Ebenezer (3), b. Oct. 8, 1718, m. , 1747, d. Feb. 25, 
1758 ; he married Amy Knapp, and had : 
I. 'Ebenezer (4) (Gen'l), b. Dec. 12, 1748, m. Apl. 6, 
1769, d. , 181 8 ; he married Nancy ^ dau. of 

Eliphalet Mead, b. Apl. 6, 1739 (see p. ), and 
had : 

1. 'Nancy, b. Sept. 14, 1771, d. May 12, 1813. 

2. ' Hannah, b. , d. young. 

3. ' Marilda, b. Sept. 12, 1775, m. Apl. 20, 1796, T. 

Bough ton, and had : 

1. ' John, b. 

2. • Son, d. young. 

3. • Hannah, b. , m. Hayes. 

4. 'Ebenezer (5), b. Mch. 2, 1778, m. Nov. 29, 

1798, d. Oct. I, 1845 ; he married, ist, Zetta 
S.y dau. of Jared Mead, b. Jan. 14, 1777, d. 
May 26, 1807 (see p. ) ; 2d, Elizabeth 

Holmes, b. Feb. 19, 1780, m. Oct. 28, 1807, 
and had by his ist wife : 

1. "Hannah, b. Feb. 19, 1800, m. Oct. 10, 1826, 

Se/aA Meady b. Jan. 3, 1798, and had no 
children (see p. ). 

2. 'Almira, b. Sept. 15, 1801, m. June 26, 

1843, ist, Rev. Ebenezer Piatt, d. Aug. 
7, 1863 ; 2d, Capt. Israel Peck, m. Aug. 
19, 1873, and had no children. 

3. "Ebenezer (6), Rev., b. Aug. 6, 1803, m. 

May 20, 1828, d. Dec. 28, 1848 ; he mar- 
ried, ist, Maria Lester, b. Apl. 16, 1798, 
d. 1836 ; 2d, Mary Lyman, b. Jan. 22, 
1808, m. Aug. 6, 1837, d. Apl. 23, 1875, 
and had by ist wife : 



Genealogy. 223 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ^ John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Eben- 

EZER (3) — • Ebenezer (4) (Gen'l). 

1. •Ebenezer (7), b. Feb. 18, 1829, m. 

Feb. 19, 1852, d. Oct. 7, 1865 ; he 
married Mary Gaure, b. Oct. 12, 
iS35» removed to Harrisburg, Pa., 
and had : 

1. " Maria L., b. Aug. 7, 1854. 

2. " Ebenezer (8), b. Aug. 3, 1856, 

d. Aug. 3, 1859. 

3. "Theodore P., b. June 22, i860. 

4. "William, b. Feb. 19, 1862. 

5. "Catharine, b. Mch. 18, 1864. 

2. • William L., d. young. 

3. • Maria E., b. Mch. 11, 1832, m. Nov, 

3, 1857, Vaughn A. Hilbum, of 
Hazlehurst, Miss., b. May 28, 1822, 
d. Oct. 23, 1873, ^^^ ^*d  

1. " Theodore V., d. young. 

2. " Anna L., d. young. 

3. " Caroline A., b. June 13, 1861. 

4. " Frances L., d. young. 

5. " Howard M., b. Apl. 18, 1865. 

6. " M. Helen A., b. June 7, 1868. 
7^ " Edward L., b. Jan. 3, 1872. 

4. • Son, d. in infancy. 

5. • Alma A., d. in infancy. 
By 2d wife : 

6. 'Theodore D., b. Apl. 11, 1842. 

4.  Emeline Z., b. July 30, 1805, m. Sept. i, 
1840, Daniel B. Kratzer, and had : 

1. • Jared M., b. Feb. 10, 1842, m. Dec. 

18, 1867, d. Sept. I, 1870; he mar- 
ried Johanna Van Name. 

2. ' Edgar B., b. June i, 1843, m. J^^* ^^y 

1868, Elizabeth Van Name. 

3. • Amzi A., b. July 19, 1846. 
By 2d wife : 



224 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i)— * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — ' Eben- 

EZER {3) —  Ebenezer (4) (Gen'l). 

5. "Mary E., b. Aug. 13, 1808, unm., d. Sept 

8, 1830. 

6. "Enoch (Rev.), b. Sept. 2, 1809, m. Jan. 

20, 1835, Mary E. James, b. July, 18, 
18 1 5, removed to Davenport, la., and 
had: 

1. 'James R. (Hon.), b. May 3, 1836, m. 

Dec. I, 1 86 1, I St, Agnes Barcome, 
b. 1 84 1, 2d, Lucy M. Inman, m. 
Feb. 2, 1873, and had : 

1. " James L., b. Jan. 13, 1863. 

2. "Agnes L., b. Aug. 9, 1864. 

3. " Mary, b. Oct. 31, 1866. 

4. " William, d. young. 

2. 'Mary E., b. Oct. 9, 1837. 

7. 'Zetta, b. Feb. 20, 1812, d. Aug. 6, 1846 ; 

she married Rev. Ebenezer Day, and 
had : 

1. * Ebenezer, of Muscatine, la., b. 

2. • Theodore, " " b. 
3. 'Josie, " " b. 

8.  Lydia A., b. Aug. 8, 1813, d. Nov. 16, 1834. 

9. " Nancy, b. Mch. 6, 1815, d. Feb. 18, 1817. 

10. 'Nancy, b. Jan. 6, 1817, d. May 14, 1821. 

11. "Theodore H., b. July 23, 1821, m. 18561 

d. Jan. 18, 1876 ; he married Cornelia 
y., dau. of Rev. Wm. C. Mead, D.D., of 
Norwalk, Conn, (see p. ), and had : 
I. • D wight, b. 
5. ^Rheumah, b. abt. 1780, m. Dec. 5, 1801, d. 

; she married Timothy Walker, and had : 

1. "Nancy E., b. Dec. 12, 1802. 

2. "Julia C, b. Feb. 15, 1805. 

3. " Polly A., b. Apl. 29, 1 808. 

4. " Ebenezer M., b. Apl. 8, i8io. 

5. " Joseph A., b. Apl. 8, 18 10. 



Genealogy. 225 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — 'John (i) — 'Ebenezer (i) — *Ebenezer(2) — 'Eben- 

EZBR (3) — • EbENEZER (4) (Gctl'l). 

6. ' Jabez, b. Nov. 7, 1785, m. Jan. 4, 1808, d. 
Dec. 4, 187 1 ; he married Laura^ dau. of 
Stephen Davies, b. Feb. 9, 1791 (see p. \ 
and had : 

I. 'Jabez, b. Dec. 21, 1808, m. Nov. 11, 
1833, d. Apl. 13, 1886 ; he married Mary 
J. Hobby, and had : 

1. • Lucina J., b. Oct. i, 1835, m. Dec. 

10, 1856, Abraham Reynolds, and 
had : 

1. " Janette S., b. 1857. 

2. "Charles A., b. 1859, m. Aug. 

1896, Mrs. Frances Holly. 

3. " Mary H., b. , 1862, m. May 

22, 1883, Elbert Mills. 

4. " Harriet L., b. 1865. 

5. " Everett M., b. 1868, m. Nov. 

1893, Anna Best. 

6. "Frank V. R., b. 1870. 

2. • Harriet R., b. Dec. 19, 1837, m. Dec. 

21, 1858, Lyman Mead^ b. Mch. 26, 
1824, and had (see p. ) : 

3. • Herman H., b. Apl. 13, 1840, m. 

Nov. 25, 1863, Mary J. Timpany, 
and had : 

1. " Adele F., d. young. 

2. " Eloulse, C, b. Aug. 25, 1866, 

m. Jany. 7, 1891, Lewis Howe, 

and had : 

I. "Alice L., b. Dec. 16, 1891. 

3. " Clara B., b. Nov. 21, 1871. 

4. " Alice, b. 

4. • Charlotte A., d. young. 

5.* Arthur D., b. Sept. 26, 1843, ™- 
Dec. 14, 1865, Alice Bingham, and 
had : 

«5 



:226 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — • Eben- 

EZER {3)— • Ebenezer (4) (Gen'l). 

1. *• Jennie B., b. Jan. 10, 1867, m. 

May , 1891, d. Mch. 15, 1892 ; 
she married William^ b. Apl. 
15, 1865, son of Sylvester Lyon, 
(see p. ), and left no children. 

2. " Herbert W., b. Oct. 15, 1869, 

m. Feb. , 1894, Elizabeth 
Peck, and had : 

1. " Frances L., b. Apl. 9, 1896. 

2. " Stanley B., b. May 15, 1897. 

3. " Mildred, b. Dec. 30, 1898. 

3. " Elbert C, b. Sept. 11, 1871, m. 

Feb. 15, 1893, Blanche Effler. 

4. " Fanny, b. July 5, 1874, m. Dec. 

14, 1892, Wm. R. Lockwoody 

and had : 

I. " Russell H., b. Apl. 6, 1895. 

5. " Carroll, b. Feb. i, 1881. 

6. • Everett D., b. Dec. 28, 1852, unm., 
d. May 6, 1871. 
2. "Amy, b. Mch. 11, 1811, unm., d. Aug. 16, 

1841. 
3. 'Martha, b. Sept. 5, 1816, m. May 20, 

1839, Silas Husted ; he d. , 1870, 

and had : 

1. • Amos W., b. , 1840, unm., d. 

, 1865. 

2. "Amy M., b. , 1841, m. John 

F. Close. 

3. • Sylvester D., b. , 1844, m. 

Louise Palmer. 
4. 'Harriet E., , b. 1850, m. 

Shadrach R. Close. 
5. • Jabez, b. , 1855, m. Hattie 

Spaight. 
4. • Lucina, b. Mch. 14, 1817, d. Jan. 17, 1823. 



Genealogy. 227 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester Co., N. Y. 

^ William — * John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — • Eben- 

EZER (3) — • Hannah — * Enoch. 

7. * Amy, b. June 7, 1789, m. Apl. 7, 1809, d. July 
29, 1810 ; she married Epenetus Lockwood. 

2. * Hannah, b. Mch. 6, 1753, d. Nov. 12, 1785 ; she 

married Elkanah Meady b. Mch. 6, 1746, d. June 
20, 1 8 16, and had (see p. ). 

3. • Enoch, b. Apl. 9, 1756, m. Feb. i, 1776, d. Sept. 

10, 1807, he married yemima^ dau. of Capt. Caleb 

Mead, b. Aug. 12, 1756, d. Apl. 4, 1837 (see p. 

), removed to Westchester Co., N. Y., and had: 

I. ' Solomon, b. Apl. 9, 1778, m. Feb. i, 1798, d. 

Mch. 16, 1870 ; he married Eunice Gilbert, 

b. Oct. 14, 1778, d. Aug. 7, 1826, and had : 

1. 'Mary, b. Jan. 12, 1799, m. Dec. 19, 1821, 

d. Dec. 15, 1822 ; she married Cyrus 
Lawrence, and had : 

1. • Solomon, d. young. 

2. 'Jacob G., b. Nov. 27, 1800, m. Nov. 9, 

1831, d. Dec, 27,1884; he married Sally A. 
Todd, b. 1809, d. May 20, 1884, and had : 
I. 'Solomon T., b. Jan. 21, 1834, m. 

Jan. 31, 1861 ; he married Sarah E. 

Quick, and had no children. 

2. 'Elbert, b. Apl. 23, 1836, m. Sept. 27, 

1859, Mary E. Studwell. 

3. ' Laura, b. Oct. 20, 1802, unm., d. May 26, 

1893. 

4. * Enoch M., b. Aug. 12, 1806, m. July 22, 

1834, d. Nov. 13, 1850 ; he married Mrs. 
Elizabeth Mudge, widow of Henry 
Mudge and dau. of Robert Hoe, of the 
Hoe Printing Press, b. Nov. 8, 1807, 
and had : 

I. • Theodore H., b. Jan. i, 1837, m. 
Dec. 3, 1863, Anna R., dau. of 
Lawrence Johnson, of Philadelphia, 
b. Dec. 15, 1839, and had : 



228 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

^William — 'John (i) — * Ebekezer (i) — ^* Ebbnezbr (2) *Eb£n- 

EZER (3) — * Enoch. 

1. " Theodore H., b. Aug. 8, 1867, 

d. May 37, 1876. 

2. " Mary E., b. Nov. 23, 1868, d. 

Nov. 9, 1869. 

3. " Ethel, b. May 13, 187 1, d. May 

29, 1876. 

4. *• Lawrence J., b. Dec. 12, 1872. 

5. " Anna J., b. Mch. 26, 1875. 

6. '• Gilbert, b. Mch. 28, 1877. 

2.  Lucy G., b. Oct. 21, 1838. 

3. •Frederick M., b. Oct. 5, 1840, m. 

Edith Featherstone. 

4. • Herbert, b. Apl. 15, 1845, m. May 22, 

1879, Anna D. F. Rockwell. 

5. • Edward S., of Dodd, Mead & Co., 

N. Y., b. Jan. 10, 1847, m. May 4, 
1870, E. Susie Abbott. 

5. " Laura A., b. Aug. 20, 1808, d. Nov. 7, 1874. 

6. "Elizabeth, b. Apl. 17, 1811, m. Nov. 20, 

1845, William L. Smith, and had : 

1. • Thomas M., b. Jan. 8, 1846. 

2. * Eunice G., b. Jan. 28, 1848. 

3. 'William E., b. Nov, 22, 1851. 

7. 'Harvey, b. June 5, 1813. 

8. • Thirza, b. May 26, 1817, m. May 23, 1838, 

Robert Hoe, b. July 19, 1819, d. 
Sept. , 1884, and had : 

1. • Robert b. Mch. 10, 1839, m. Olivia P. 

James. 

2. • Arthur, b. Nov. 1841, d. Dec. 

3. • Laura, b. Aug. 11, 1845. 

2. 'Sally, b. Dec. 28, 1780, d. May 18, 1794. 

3. ' Alphred, b. Aug. 8, 1781, m. Nov. 24, 1814, d. 

Oct. 8, 1852 ; he married Polly Brundage, b. 
Sept. 10, 1791, d. May 5, 1878, and had : 



Genealogy. 229 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

' William — * John (i) — * Eben£zer(i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Eben- 

EZER (3) —  Enoch. 

1. • Alfred B., b. Nov. 5, 1815, m. Oct. 15, 

1842, d. Jan. 23, 1886 ; he married, ist, 
Sarah Howe, d. June , 1865, 2d, Eliza- 
beth Bailey, m. Sept. 23, 1868, and had : 

1. 'Laura J., b. Nov. i, 1843, m. Sept. 

17, 1862, W. H. I. Howe, and had : 

1. " Epenetus, b. Feb. 7, 1866. 

2. "Alfred M., b. Nov. 24, 1868. 

3. " George, b. 

4. " Thomas, b. 

5. " Laura, b. 

2. • George A., b. July 3, 1851, m. Sophia 

Vail, and had : 

1. " Alfred, b. 

2. " Laura R., d. young. 

3. " Sophia, b. 

2. 'Loretta, b. Jan. 19, 1818, unm., d. 

3. 'M. Rockwell, b. Jan. 28, 1820, m. Sept« 

15, 1847, d. July 18, 1878 ; he married 
Octavia A. Badeau, and had : 

1. • Son, d. in infancy. 

2. • Son, d. in infancy. 

4. 'Mary, b. Jan. 20, 1822, m. May 6, 1851, 

d. Oct. 5, 1898 ; she married G. Charles 
Benedict, b. Mch. 2, 1825, and had no 
children. 

5. • George W., b. Feb. 12, 1827, m. June 25, 

1858, d. Feb. 13, 1891 ; he married Sarah 
F,^ dau. of John J. Stud well (see p. ) 

b. Feb. 6, 1837, and had : 

1. • Alfred J., d. young. 

2. • Fanny S., b. Jan. 24, i86r. 

3. • Elizabeth B., b. Sept. 16, 1862. 

4. 'Loretta J., b. Apl. 26, 1865, m. Her- 

bert Smith, and had : 

I. *• Gifford P., d. in infancy. 



230 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

* William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — • Eben- 

EZER (3) —  Enoch. 

5. • Florence C, b. Feb. 21, 1867. 

6. • George W., b. Feb. 27, 1869. 

7. ' John S., b. Aug. 10, 1871, m. Ruth 

• Andrews. 

8.  Joseph, b. Aug. 10, 1871. 

9. • Martin R,, b. Dec. 2, 1872. 

10. • David Irving, b. Feb. 9, 1875. 

11. • Alice LaF., b. Oct. 5, 1877. 

12. 'Coralie, b. Aug. 6, 1882. 

6. 'Joseph, b. Dec. 28, 1828, unm., d. 

1868. 

7. "Erastus F., b. May 23, 1832, m. May 23^ 

1870, Lila A. Wright, and had : 
I. 'Lila, b. , 1883. 

4. ' Laura, b. June 22, 1785, m. Nov. 19, 1801, d. 

July 22, 1814; she married UelTodd,and had: 

1. " Laura J., b. , m. Lyman Bailey. 

2.  Oliver, b. 

3. * Harvey M., b. 
4. ' Rufus L., b. 

5. ' Ira, b. 

6. ' Hancy, b. , m. Richard Brooks. 

7. • Emeline, b. , m. Philander Frost, 

5. ' Thirza, b. Aug. 6, 1787, m. Nov. 23, 1810, d. 

Sept. 18, 1869 ; she married Joseph Brun- 
dage, and had : 

1.  Caroline, b. 

2. 'Joseph, b. , 1815, d. July 12, 1879. 

3. • Jane, b. 

4. " Enoch, b. 

5. • Hancy, b. 

6. • Elizabeth, b. , m. Nov. 10, 185 1, 

d. May 27, 1874; she married Stoats E. 
Meady b. Nov. 25, 1822, and had : (see 

p. ) 

7. " Rufus, b. 



Genealogy. 231 

THE JOHN LINE— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Silas. 

8.  James, b. 

9. • Oscar, b. 
10. • Loretta, b. 

6. ^Harvey, b. June 4, 1790, d. Dec. 10, 1801. 

7. ^Hancy, b. Feb. 10, 1792, m. Feb. 17, 1813, d. 

Feb. 17, 1858 ; she married, ist, Martin 
Rockwell, 2d, John Selby. 

8. ^ Rufus, d. young. 

9. ^ Sarah, b. Nov. 13, 1795, m. Mch. 15, 1820, d. 

Jan. 4, 1873 ; she married Joseph Silkman. 
2. • Silas, b. May 22, 1720, m. , 1747, d. Oct. 13, 1817 ; 

he married Mary, dau. of Benj. Mead, b. , 1724, d. 
Oct. 6, 1787 (see p. ), and had : 
I. 'Silas, b. Feb. 27, 1748, m. June 10, 1790, d. June 
8, 1813 ; he married Sarah^ dau. of Deliverance 
Mead, b. Nov. 7, 1761, d. Sept. 27, 1812 (see p. 
), and had : 

1. ^ Sarah, b. June 4, 1794, unm., d. Jan. 27, 1882. 

2. ^ Silas H., b. Dec. 12, 1796, m. Jan. 2, 1816, d. 

Dec. 14, 1878 ;- he married Harriet, dau. of 
Jehiel Mead, b. May 9, 1797, d. July i, 1870 
(see p. ), and had : 

1. 'Sarah M., b. Feb, 18, 1817, m. Sept. 3, 

1838, Selah Savage, and had : 

1. • Wm. L., b. Aug. 10, 1842, m. , 1865, 

Tst, Sarah E. James, d. Sept., 1881, 
2d, Ella Stickles, m. , 1884. 

2. • Roxy M., b. July 8, 1855, m. May , 

1884, d. May , 1892 ; she married 
E. Lewellyn Palmer, son of Jas. L. 
Palmer (see p. ). 

2. ' Silas D., b. Jan. 31, 1819, m. Sept. 22, 

1840, Emily L. Close, and had : 

I. • Myrtilla P., b. Nov. 4, 1841, m. Sept. 

2, 1873, Livingston Disbrow, and 

had : 

I. " Clarkson A., b. July 12, 1872. 



232 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — 'John (i) — *Ebenezer (i) — ^Ebenezer (2) — * Silas. 

2. *• Harriet, b. 

3. " Emily, b. 

2. • Silas E., loth Regt, C. V., b. Mch. 

15, 1840, m. Sept 12, 1867, Cornelia 
M. Wilcox, and had : 

1. "Silas F., b. Dec. 7, 1868, d. 

young. 

2. '• Mabel W., b. Sept. 4, 1870, d. 

young. 

3. " Louise C, b. Oct. 6, 187 1, grad- 

uate of Mt. Holyoke College, 
Class of 1900. 

3. * Emily C, b. Nov. 22, 1846, unm., d. 

Apl. 25, 1898. 
4. ' Sarah C, b. Jan. 10, 1849, ^' young. 

5. • Horatio B., of Dakota, b. Aug. 3, 

1 85 1 , m . ,1 890, Lora E. Stick- 

well, and had : 

1. " Margaret, b. 

2. »• Silas F., b. 

3. " Elizabeth C, b. 

4. " Emily, b. 

5. " Howard D., b. 

6. • Harriet A., b. Jan. 5, 1854, m , 

1889, d. Feb. 13, 1895; s^^ married 
B, Livingston Meady b. July 10, 1854, 
and had (see p. ) : 

7. • Ezekiel C, b. June 4, 1856, m. Sept. 

22, 1893, Jennie Bahr, and had : 
I. *• Douglass S., b. Feb. 17, 1895. 
3. * Francis, b. Jan. 7, 1805, d. Aug. 3, 1817. 

2. • Abner, b. Feb. 22, 1750, unm., d. June i, 1810. 

3. 'Aaron, b. July 11, 175 1, m. , d. ; 

he married Sarahy dau. of Eliphalet Mead, b. Jan. 

i5» 1750 (see p. ), and had : 

I. ^ Anna, b. Jan. 7, 1775, ™' Sept. 27, 1792, d. 

Dec. 30, 1826 ; she married Isaac Seely, b. 

Nov. 20, 1768, d. Oct. 26, 1850, and had : 



Genealogy. 233 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — ' John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — ' Silas. 

1.  Mary, b. June 29, 1793. 

2. "Lyman, b. Jan. 11, 1797. 

3. " George, b. Mch. 15, 1799. 

4. 'Julia A., b. Apl. 9, 1802. 

5. " Sarah, b. June 22, 1804. 

6. • Gideon, b. Jan. 12, 1807. 

7. • Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1809. 

8. • Rodolphus, b. Apl. 23, 1811. 

9. 'Aaron M., b. Oct. 28, 1813. 
10. 'Emeline, b. May 18, 1818. 

2. 'Aaron, b. July 31, 1777, m. , i797> d- 

July 13, 1861 ; he married Jemima Finch, b. 
Nov. 14, 1779, ^' May 27, 1858, and had : 

1. 'Lizetta, b. Nov. 14, 1798, m. SebahMeady 

b. May 22, 1798, d. Sept. 13, 1864, and 
had no children (see p. ). 

2.  Marlin, b. July 28, 1800, unm., d. July 17, 

1866, suffocated in a well. 

3. • Lewis, b. Mch. 30, 1802, m. Dec. 4, 1825, 

d. Dec. 26, 1855 \ ^^ married Samantha 
Morehouse, and had : 

1. 'James E., b. Aug. 30, 1826, m. Oct. 

16, 1849, Esther J. Ward, b. Apl. 5, 
1827, and had : 

1. " William, of Cross River, N. Y., 

b. Jan. 25, 1851. 

2. *" Emma J., b. Aug. 27, 1858. 

3. '• Hiram E., b. Oct. 30, 1864. 

2. • Mary E., b. June 3, 1831, d. young. 

3. • Benjamin L., b. June 12, 1835, °^« 

July 10, 1859, Eliza Garaghty, and 
had : 

1. " Eliza, b. , d. young. 

2. *• Lewis B., b. Aug. 16, 1861. 

3. " Cora A., b. Aug. 12, 1865. 

4. * Chauncey, b. July 29, 1804, d. Apl. 8, 1841. 

5. • Mary A., b. July 27, 1806, d. May 7, 1812. 



234 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich^ Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — ^ Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — • Silas. 

6. 'Jane, b. Nov. 17, 1808, m. Aug. 9, 1833, 

Solomon Keeler, of Ridgefield, Conn., 
and had : 

1. • Lcroy, b. 

2. * Isadora, b. 

7. ' Abner, b. Dec. 8, 1810, m. Sept. 19, 1832, 

Elizabeth Ferris, b. Jan. 7, 1814, and 
had : 

1. * Frances E., b. Sept 20, 1833, m. 

Nathaniel Hopper, b. May 7, 1835, 
and had : 

1. '* Loretta, b. June 6, 1864. 

2. '* Mary E., d. young. 

3. " George, d. young. 

4. "Aaron M., b. Feb. 24, 1870. 

2. * Aaron, b. Dec. 24, 1834, m. Frances 

J. Hopper. 

3. • Mary E., b. Nov. 10, 1843, unm., d. 

Oct. 2, 1862. 

8. • Silas, b. Nov. 3, 1812, d. Oct. 4, 1831. 

9. • Mary A., b. Nov. 20, 1814, d. July 9, 1858. 

10. •William, b. Sept. 11, 1816, d. Feb. 8, 

i860 ; he was found dead in his boat in 
California. 

11. 'Allen, b. Jan. 15, 1819, m. Nov. 24, 1852, 

d. July 17, 1866, was suffocated in a 
well ; he married Deborah J. Reynolds, 
and had : 

I. ' Chauncey b. Mch. 15, 1855, d. ApL 
8, 1868. 

2. • Henry, d. young. 

3. • William, d. young. 

4. • Mary E., b. Mch. i, 1865. 

12. 'Charles, b. May 3, 1823, m. Dec. 3, 18 — ^ 

d. July 17, 1866 (suffocated in a well 
with his two brothers); he married Polly 
Holmes and had : 



Genealogy. 235 

THE JOHN LINE— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2)—' Silas. 

I. ' Leander, b. , m. , Sarah 

Avery. 
2. • Anna, b. 

3. ^Lucinda, b. Aug. lo, 1781, m. Jan. 28, 1801, 

d. Mch. 18, 1848 ; she married Joseph 
Banks, and had : 

1. "Hugh S., of Newburgh, N. Y., b. Dec. 6, 

1804, married and had six children. 

2. ' John, b. Sept. 24, 1807, married and had 

ten children. 

3. 'Sarah A., b. Sept. 24, 1807, d. Sept. 10, 

1832. 

4. 'Sarah, b. May 22, 1786, m. May 27, 1834, d. 

Apl. 28, 1852 ; she married Elias Hait, and 
had no children. 

5. ' Allen, b. July 18, 1788, m. Oct. 28, 1813, d. 

Jan. 7, 1863 ; he married Mabel Todd, b. 
July 30, 1793, d. Dec. i, 1848, and had : 
I. " Emeline, b. Aug. 19, 1815, m. Nov. 4, 
1846, James N. Tompkins, and had : 

1. • Allen M., d. young. 

2. • Alice B., b. June 2, 1850. 

3. 'Jane E., b. Oct. 19, 1851. 

4. • Sarah, b. Nov. 2, 1856. 

2. ' Benjamin, b. Jan. 29, 181 8, m. Dec. 20, 
1848, d. Aug. 23, 1899 ; he married, ist, 
Susan A. Tompkins, d. May 3, 1857, 2d, 
Elizabeth Taylor, m. Mch. 11, 1858, and 
had : 

1. • Gilbert, b. June 15, 1850, m. Ella 

Foushey. 

2. 'Frances, b. Feb. 24, 1852. 

3. • Susan A., b. Jan. 20, 1854, m. Frank 

Reynolds, of White Plains, N. Y. 
By his 2d wife : 

4. • George E., b. Nov. i, 1863, m. Annie 

Benedict. 



236 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — " John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Silas. 

3. " Lucinda, b. Dec. 2, 1820, unm. 

4. 'Hiram, b. Dec. 19, 1822, m. Nov. 6, 1844, 

d. , 1897 ; he married Charity A. 

Ward, and had no children, but adopted 
two of his brother Benjamin's children. 
5. 'George, b. Sept. 15, 1827, m. Sept. , 
1858, Emily Phenix, and had : 

1. • Mary, b. 

2. • Allen, b. 

6. • Amos, b. Aug. 10, 1832, m. Nov. 19, 1857, 

Harriet M. Dusenbury, and had : 

1. • Allen, b. Oct. 12, 1859, m. , 

Brundage. 

2. • Charles H., b. Sept. 2, 1863, unm. 

7. 'Jane, b. Aug. 20, 1834, unm. 

6. * Amos, b. , m., ist, Hannah Morehouse, 

2d, Mrs. Susan Todd, and had no children. 

7. ' Mary, b. , m. Apl. 10, 1816, Harvey 

Keeler, of Ridgefield, Conn. 

4. • Alice, d. young. 

5. ' Mary, d. young. 

6. 'Calvin, b. Aug. i, 1760, m. , d. June 18, 1847 ; 

he married Deborah^ dau. of Jehiel Mead, b. Sept. 
II, 1766, d. Feb. 25, 1843 (see p. ), and had : 

1. ' Leander, b. Aug. 25, 1787, m. Oct. 23, 1815, 

d. June 18, 1869 ; he married Anna^ dau. of 
Darius Mead, b. Mch. 20, 1797, d. Oct. 30, 
1 84 1 (see p. ), and had no children. 

2. * Luther, of Greenwich, O., b. Sept. 26, 1790, 

m. Jan. 12, 1820, d. Jan. 12, 1876 ; he mar- 
ried AnniSy dau. of Deacon Andrew Mead, b. 
Apl. 8, 1792 (see p. ), and had : 
I. 'Marcus E., of Greenwich, O., b. May 28, 
1821, m. Mch. 16, 1848, Clarissa L. 
Parker, b. Apl. 20, 1825, and had : 
I. • Ellen M., b. May 19, 1849, m. Feb. 
13, 1868, Caleb E. Healey of Fitch- 
ville, O. 



Genealogy. 237 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — ' Silas. 

2. • Rhoda A., b. Oct. 22, 1850, d. young. 

3. • Sarah L., b. Oct 22, 1852. 

4. 'Charlotte A., b. July 20, 1855. 

5. 'Charles E., b. May 10, i860. 

2. • William M., of Oberlin, O., b. Nov. 20, 

1825, m. Oct. 21, 1856, Hester A. Finch, 
b. Jan. 31, 1828, and had : 

1. • Fanny A., b. Dec. 27, 1857, d. young. 

2. 'Julia A., b. Mch. 5, 1859, d. young. 

3. ' Alice P., b. Mch. 18, 1861. 

4. • Jared, b. Jan. 24, 1863, d. young. 

5. ' Martin W., b. Mch. 9, 1864, d. young. 
6. ' Georgiana, b. Mch. 2, 1866. 

7. • Annis, b. Aug. 20, 1869. 

3. • Joseph A., b. Mch. 2, 1828, d. Nov. i, 

1850. 

4. ' Thomas L., of Greenwich, O., b. Nov. 20, 

1830, m. Nov. 30, 185s, Alethea P. Finch, 

b. Apl. 23, 1834, and had : 

I. ' Daniel, b. Sept. 12, 1856, d. young. 

2. * Luther H., b. Sept. 11, 1857. 

3. 'Joseph A., b. Sept. 10, 1859. 

4. • Edward L., b. Oct. i, 1861. 
5. ' Annis M., b. Feb. 10, 1864. 

6. ' Marcus L., b. May 12, 1866, d. 

young. 
7. ' Gilbert F., b. Mch. 6, 1869. 

8. 'Alethea, b. July 5, 1872. 

5. ' Anna M., b. May 18, 1835, unm. 

3. ^Thirza, b. Nov. 5, 1792, m. Oct. 24, 1815, d. 

Dec. 20, 1882 ; she married James Palmer, 
d. Sept. 24, 1820, and had : 
I. 'James L., b. Sept. 20, 1820, m. Mary E. 
West. 

4. * Myrtilla, b. Dec. 10, 1794, unm., d. Jan. 17, 

181T. 



238 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Silas 

5. ' Lizetta, b. June 16, 1796, m. Feb. 12, 1818, d. 

Aug. 25, 1887 ; she married Obadiab Peck, 
d. July 2y 1864, and had : 
I. 'Myrtilla, b. Oct. 11, 1819, m. June 3, 
1845, Rev. J. W. Alvord, b. Apl, 18, 1807. 

2. ' Anna M., b. Aug. 18, 1823, unm. 

3. • Lizetta, b. June 11, 1829, d. Oct. 5, 1866. 

4.  Lewis M., b. Sept. 10, 1832, Brev't Major- 

General, U. S. A., Civil War. 

5. ' Samuel C, b. Aug. 21, 1834, d. Sept 21, 

1857. 

6. * Marcus, b. Dec. 29, 1798, m. Apl. 15, 1835, d. 

May 8, 1863 ; he married Harriet Sturges, b. 

Dec. 8, 1801, d. Nov. 14, 1890, and had : 

I. • William E. of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. June 4, 

1836, m. Sept. 30, 1869, Adelia^ dau. of 

Colonel Thos. A. Mead, b. Feb. 8, 1843 

(see p. ), and had : 

1. • Marcus, b. Sept. 4, 1870, d. Oct. 29, 

1877. 

2. • Alice S., b. Oct. 20, 1872. 

3. • Hannah S., b. Mch. 20, 1877. 

4. • William S., b. Nov. 4, 1881, d. Aug., 

1883. 
2. ' Elizabeth S., of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. Dec. 
21, 1837, m. Apl. 29, 1857, Charles M. 
Roys, b. July 19, 1832, and had : 

1. • Harry A., b. June 21, 1858. 

2. * May B., b. May 16, 1863, m. Sept 19, 

1894, Thos, A, Mead (%te p. ). 

3. • Helen M., b. June 27, 1866. 

4. • Frank M., b. Jan. 9, 1869, d. young. 
3. • Annis, b. July 29, 1839, m. Oct 26, 1865, 

Wallace R. Andrews of East Orange* N. 
J., and had : 

1. • Howard E., b. Jan. 11, 1868. 

2. • Lewis, b. Nov. 17, 1869, d. young. 



Genealogy, 239 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ^"John (i) — •Ebenezer(i) — ^Ebenezer (2) — * Silas. 

3. • Albert L., b. Dec. 5, 187 1. 

4. • Grace M., b. Sept. 25, 1878. 

4, ' Mary H., b. Feb. 19, 1845, m. June 16, 
1869, Albert Morris, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
b. Feb. 16, 1845, and had : 

1. • Arthur, b. Oct. 20, 1870. 

2. • Wilbur, b. Mch. 28, 1873. 

3. • Ethel, b. Sept. 21, 1879. 

7. * Rufus, of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. Mch. 4, 1801, m. 
Mch. 21, 1831, d. Apl. 9, 1879; he married 
Anna^ dau. of Stephen Waterbury, b. Jan. 14, 
1806 (see p. ), and had : 

1. "Lucinda C, b. Jan. 8, 1832, m. Aug. 11, 
1853, Francis M, Lane, son of Francis Lane 
(see p. ), and had : 

1. • Elizabeth B., b. July 14, 1854. 

2. • Rufus M., b. June 8, 1856. 

3. • Stephen W., b. Aug. ,1858. 
4. ' Annie, b. Aug. 6, 1861. 

5. • Carrie B., b. Jan. 17, 1863. 

6. • Harriet, b. Feb. , 1864. 

2.  Stephen W., b. Jan. 29, 1833, m. Nov. 3, 

1853, Jane E. Kent, and had : 

1. • Henrietta G., b. Feb. , 1855. 

2. • Alice, b. , 1857. 

3. • Josephine, b. , 1864. 

3. • Harriet L., b. Aug. 15, 1833, m. J. C. 

Jones. 

4. • Julia M., b. Sept. 16, 1836, d. young. 

5. • Catherine W., b. Mch. 8, 1838, unm. 

6.  Sarah J., b. Mch. 29, 1841, m. Oct. 7, 

1869, Julian A. Hubbard, and had : 
I. • Daughter, b. 

7. 'James E., b. Sept. 5, 1842, unm., d. Mch. 

12, 1865, in Civil War, loth Reg't, C. 
V. 

8. • Rufus, b. Aug. 16, 1846. 



240 The Mead Family. 



i 



THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

^William — • John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 

* Abraham (Rev.) 

* Jonas. 

8. * Mary J., b. July 16, 1803, unm., d. Apl. 24, 
1861. 

9. ' Heman, of Morristown, N. J., b. Jan. 22, 1806, 
m. Sept. 15, 1840, d. Nov. 14, 1890 ; he mar- 
ried Margaret A. West, and had : 
I. " Marcus W., of Ills., b. 
2. • John C, b. , d. Aug. 24, 1868. 
3. ' Eugene W., of Ga., b. 

4. " Aletta W., b. , unm. 

5. • Henrietta G., b. , d. May 31, 185 1. 

6. • Margaret A., b. 

10. ^ Lucinda, b. Mch. 29, 1808, unm., d. Mch. lo, 
1870. 

7. 'Mary, b. June 20, 1762, m. Dec. 4, 1794, d. Feb. 
28, 1837 ; she married yonah Mead^ b. Dec. 3, 
1748, and had : see p. 

3. * Abraham (Rev.), b. Dec. 5, 172 1, unm., d. in 1743. He 
was pastor of the Presbyterian Church at East Hamp- 
ton, L. I. 

4. •Jonas, b. Dec. 25, 1723, m. , i75o> d- Sept. 14, 
1783 ; he married, ist, Sarah Ferris, b. , d. ; 

2d, Sarahy dau. of Capt. Isaac Howe, (see p. , b. 

Jan. 9, 1741, m. Dec. 8, 1779, d. Mch. 30, 1785 ; 

and had by ist wife : 

I. • Edmund, b. , 1752, m. Feb. 15, 1776, d. , 

£779 ; he married Theodosia^ dau. of Benj. Mead, 
b. Aug. 2, 1756, d. Oct. II, 1827, (seep. ) and 
had : 

1. ' Edmund, b. May , 1777, , d. Apl. 28, 
1778. 

2. ' Solomon, b. Apl. 28, 1778, unm., d. Sept. 22, 
1798. 

3. 'Benjamin, b. Apl. 24, 1780, m. May 16, 1807, 
d. Sept. 10, 1858 ; he married Elizabeth 
Holmes, d. , 1873, and had : 



Genealogy. 241 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — ^ John (i) — •Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Jonas. 

I. * Edmund, b. Jan. 10, 1809, m. Mch. 17, 
1 83 1, d. Sept. 21, 1857 ; he married 
Susan Doty, and had : 

1. • Ralph A., b. Apl. 8, 1832, m. Apl. 25, 

1853, Helen A. Gould, b. Dec. 7, 
1834, and had : 

1. "Edmund G., b. Dec. 11, 1854. 

2. "Ralph A., b. Dec. 12, 1862. 

3. " Frances H., b. Jan. 25, 1864. 

2. • Benjamin, b. June 9, 1833, d. young. 
3. 'Benjamin F., b. Dec. 12, 1834, m. 

Feb. 5, 1857, Emma L. Pierson, and 

had : 

I. " Pierson D., b. Nov. 2, 1858. 
4. 'Brockholst L., b. May 10, 1837, d. 

young. 
5.* Abigail E., b. June 10, 1839, d. 

young. 
6. ' Brockholst L., b. Feb. i, 1840, d. 

young. 

7. • Mary E., b. Oct. 10, 1843, m. Dec. i, 

1859, Marshall E. Rice, b. Dec. 7, 
1840, and had : 

1. "Marshall H., b. Dec. 7, i86i. 

2. " Phebe C, b. Nov. 25, 1865. 

3. " Edith M., b. Apl. 29, 187 1. 

8. * Susan D., b. Jan. 17, 1848. 

9. • Eleanor F., b. Jan. 8, 1850. 

10. * Edmund, b. Mch. 22, 185 1, d. young. 

11. • Caroline A., b. Jan. 25, 1853. 

12. * Emma L., b. Mch. 18, 1855. 

13. 'William H., b. Nov. 16, 1857. 
14. ' Rachel A., b. May 11, 1861. 

2. 'Abigail £., b. Oct. 17, 1810, d. Aug. 20, 

1839. 

3. 'William H., b. Dec. 31, 1812, m. Mch. 13, 

1861, d. Jan. 7, 1875 ; he married Mary 
Sheridan, and had : 



242 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — • Jonas. 

1. • Mary E., b. Apl. 9, 1863. 

2. • Eliza T., b. Dec. 19, 1865. 

3. • Harriet, b. Dec. 15, 1867. 

4. • Theodore, b. May 21, 1870. 

4. * Eleanor T., b. Apl. 11, 1816, m. May 13, 

1840, Dr. J. Dickinson Anniu, b. 
1815, d. Sept. 26, 1883, and had : 

1. • Mary E., b. Feb. 7, 1841, m. Jan. 14, 

1863, Rev. James N. Fitzgerald. 

2. • Benjamin M., b. Mch. 17, 1843, ™« 

June 21, 1868, Rebecca Viscelius. 

3. ' Phebe M., b. Sept. 26, 1846. 

5. 'Joseph S., b. Nov. 9, 1817, m. Mch. 13, 

1843, I St, Mary F. Gale ; 2d, Eliza W. 
Duncan, m. May 9, 1861, and had : 

1. • William G., b. Aug. 22, 1844, m. Apl. 

18, 1866, Harriet A. Adams, and 
had : 

1. "Marion A., b. Sept. 11, 1868. 

2. " George, b. , 1870, d. young. 

2. • Frances J., b. Sept. 26, 1846. 

6. * States 0.,b. Oct. 14, 1819, m. June 21, 

1840, Frances E. Tichenor, and had : 

1. 'Mary E., b. June 30, 1843, m. Oct. i, 

1862, ist. Rev. Wm. Lippincott, 2d, 
Rev. Sam'l. B. Rooney, m. Aug. 7, 
1867, and had : 

1. " Florence M., b. Aug. 4, 1863. 

2. " Frank M., b. May 27, 1868. 

3. " States B., b. March 28, 1870. 

2. • Joseph R., b. Jan. 22, 1846, m. Feb. 

24, 1868, Delia Howard. 

3. • William A., b. June 27, 1849, d. 

young. 

7. ' Benjamin, b. , 1821, d. young. 

8. 'Benjamin, b. 1823, d. young. 



Genealogy. 243 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — ' John (i) — " Ebenezer (i)— * Ebenezer (2) — ' Jonas. 

9. •Mary E., b. Nov. 28, 1825, m. Apl. 4, 
1849, d. Feb. 5, 1867 ; she married Rev. 
George Hughes, and had : 

1. • Mary A., b. Feb. 18, 1864. 

2. • George M., b. Aug. 10, 1865. 

3. • Eliza A., b. Feb. 5, 1867. 

4. ' Sarah, b. Aug. 22, 1782, m. Nov. 27, 1801, d. 

Mch. 4, 1869 ; she married Benjamin Mead^ 
b. Feb. 17, 1774, d. Aug. 6, 1847, and had 
(see p. ). 

5. ' Obadiah, b. Mch. 10, 1785, m. June 22, 1809, d. 

Feb. 20, 1878 ; he married, ist, Ruth^ dau. of 
Nathaniel Hebbard, b. Feb. 14, 1786, d. Jan. 
1823 (see p. ) ; 2d, Alla^ dau. of Darius 

Mead (see p. ), b. June 7, 1798, m. May 
29, 1823, d. June 25, 1880, and had : 

1.  Benjamin, of Rye, N. Y., b. Feb. 4, 181 1, 

m. Sept. 16, 1835, d. July 24, 1891 ; he 
married Hannah H,^ dau. of Jonas Mead 
(see p. 250), b. June 9, 1813, d. Oct. 10, 
1895, and had : 

1. • Oliver, d. in infancy. 

2. " Charles E., b. Apl. 11, 1843, unm. 

3. • Mary A., b. May 3, 1858, unm. 

2. • Mary A., b. Sept. 8, 1814, m. Mch. 22, 

i^39> <1- Mch. 14, 1847 ; she married 
George Sullivan, d. Oct. 11, 1848, and 
had : 

1. 'Alia M., b. Feb. 13, 1842, m. Sept. 

12, 1 86 1, John A. Minor ; he d. Dec. 
, 1867, and was the inventor of 
Minor's Pocket Folding Lantern. 

2. • Georgiana, b, July 6, 1844, d. young. 

3. * Hannah M., b. Dec. 28, 1846, d. 

young. 

3. "Theodosia, b. Mch. 22, 1819, m. Nov. 26, 

1839, Isaac Knapp, and had : 



244 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ' John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Jonas. 

I. *Theodosia C, b. Mch. 4, 1842, m. 

Henry Savage. 
2. ' Rachel A., b. Apl. 9, 1844. 

3. *Obadiah M., b. Oct. 13, 1846, m. 

Gertrude Palmer. 

4. ' Isaac N., b. June 6, 1851. 

5. • Emeline H., b. Dec. 18, 1853. 

4. •Solomon S., b. Feb. 27, 1826, m. Nov. 9, 
1849, Mary E. Sands, b. Apl. 2, 1828, 
and had : 

1. • Thomas O., b. Jan. 5, 1851, d. young. 

2. " Sarah C, b. Feb. 5, 1853. 

3. • Brockholst L., b. July 10, 1854, m. 

1889, Harriet A,^ dau. of Silas H. 
Mead (see p. 232), b. Jan. 5, 1854, 
d. Feb. 13, 1895, and had : 
I. " Henry McK. b. Dec. 24, 1890. 

4. • Mary A., b. Oct. 13, 1864, d. Apl. 

18, 1887 ; she married Frederick W. 
Close. 

5. ' Agnes v., b. May 22, 1866. 

6. ^ Mary (Polly), b. June i, 1787, m. June 3, 

1830, d. Mch. 24, 1866 ; she married Judge 
Aaron Reed, of Bedford, N. Y. 

7. 'Ralph, b. Apl. 24, 1789, m. Oct. 22, 1813, d. 

July 23, 1866 ; he married, ist, Sarah Holmes, 
b. June 4, 1792, d. Oct. 5, 1842 ; 2d, Ann 
E., dau. of Abraham Van Wyck, of Fishkill, 
N. Y., m. Oct. 22, 1846, d. Sept. 18, i860, 
and had : 

I. •Elizabeth A., b. Oct. 22, 1814, m. Feb. 
24, 1835, d. Mch. 25, 1886 ; she mar- 
ried Edwin Hyde, b. Feb. 19, 1812, and 
had : 

1. • Augustus L., b. Dec. 21, 1835, ^^• 

Oct. 27, 1868, Sarah E. St. John, 

2. • Ralph M., b. Nov. 4, 1837, d. young. 



Genealogy. 245 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — • John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 'Jonas. 

3. • Ralph M., b. Dec. 24, 1839, m. Apl. 

10, i860, Mary S. Truslow. 

4. • Edwin F., b. June 23, 1842, m. Nov. 

18, 1868, Maria E. Brown. 

5. • Frederick E., b. Feb. 25, 1844, m. 

Mch. 27, 1869, Ida Babbitt. 
6. 'Clarence M., b. Jan. 11, 1846, m. 
Lillian Babbitt. 

7. • Edmund J., b. June 21, 1848, d. 

young. 

8. • Herbert M., b. Aug. 3, 1850. 

9. • Samuel M., b. July 6, 1853. 

2. • Samuel T., b. Jan. 30, 1817, d. young. 

3. • Lydia A., b. June i, 1819, m. July 28, 

1842, Nathan J. Bailey, of N. Y. City, 

and had : 

I. " Elizabeth S., b. May 23, 1843, d. 
Sept. 27, 1866. 

2. ' Helen S., b. June 11, 1845, ™* J^^- 
21, 1869, d. June 7, 1870 ; she mar- 
ried Frank Clotworthey. 

3. • Caroline M., b. Mch. 5, 1852. 

4. ' Sarah H., b. Sept. 11, 1821, d. young. 

5. 'Samuel H., b. Aug. 15, 1823, m. July 5, 

1845, Mary C. Luqueer, b. Oct. 25, 1823, 
and had : 

1. • Samuel H., b. Mch. 30, 1848, d. May 

20, 1875. 

2. • Theodore L., b. Feb. 23, 1852. 

6. 'Harriet, b. Nov. 21, 1825, m. June 30, 

1846, d. Dec. 15, 1856 ; she married 
Philip J. A. Harper, b. Oct. 21, 1824, 
and had : 

I. ' James, b. June 15, 1847, ^' LiUie M. 
Hyde. 

2. ' Caroline M., b. May , 1849, d. 

young. 

3. ' Philip F., b. Feb. , 1852, d. young. 



244 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — •John(i) — *Ebenezer (i) — ^Ebenezer (2) — •Jonas. 

1. * Theodosia C, b. Mch. 4, 1842, m. 

Henry Savage. 

2. * Rachel A., b. ApL 9, 1844. 

3. • Obadiah M., b. Oct. 13, 1846, m. 

Gertrude Palmer. 

4. * Isaac N., b. June 6, 1851. 

5. • Emeline H., b. Dec. 18, 1853. 

4. • Solomon S., b. Feb. 27, 1826, m. Nov. 9, 
1849, Mary E. Sands, b. Apl. 2, 1828, 
and had : 

1. • Thomas O., b. Jan. 5, 185 1, d. young. 

2. • Sarah C, b. Feb. 5, 1853. 

3. • Brockholst L., b. July 10, 1854, m. 

1889, Harriet A,^ dau. of Silas H. 
Mead (see p. 232), b. Jan. 5, 1854, 
d. Feb. 13, 1895, and had : 
I. " Henry McK. b. Dec. 24, 1890. 

4. • Mary A., b. Oct 13, 1864, d. Apl. 

18, 1887 ; she married Frederick W. 
Close. 

5. ' Agnes v., b. May 22, 1866. 

6. ^ Mary (Polly), b. June i, 1787, m. June 3, 

1830, d. Mch. 24, 1866 ; she married Judge 
Aaron Reed, of Bedford, N. Y. 

7. 'Ralph, b. Apl. 24, 1789, m. Oct. 22, 1813, d. 

July 23, 1866 ; he married, ist, Sarah Holmes, 
b. June 4, 1792, d. Oct. 5, 1842 ; 2d, Ann 
E., dau. of Abraham Van Wyck, of Fishkill, 
N. Y., m. Oct. 22, 1846, d. Sept. 18, i860, 
and had : 

I. "Elizabeth A., b. Oct. 22, 1814, m. Feb. 
24, 183s, d. Mch. 25, 1886 ; she mar- 
ried Edwin Hyde, b. Feb. 19, 1812, and 
had : 

1. • Augustus L., b. Dec. 21, 1835, °i- 

Oct. 27, 1868, Sarah E. St. John. 

2. • Ralph M., b. Nov. 4, 1837, d. young. 



Genealogy. 245 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 'Jonas. 

3. • Ralph M., b. Dec. 24, 1839, m. ApL 

10, i860, Mary S. Truslow. 

4. • Edwin F., b. June 23, 1842, m. Nov. 

18, 1868, Maria E. Brown. 

5. " Frederick E., b. Feb. 25, 1844, m. 

Mch. 27, 1869, Ida Babbitt. 
6. 'Clarence M., b. Jan. 11, 1846, m. 
Lillian Babbitt. 

7. • Edmund J., b. June 21, 1848, d. 

young. 

8. • Herbert M., b. Aug. 3, 1850. 

9. • Samuel M., b. July 6, 1853. 

2. ' Samuel T., b. Jan. 30, 181 7, d. young. 

3. • Lydia A., b. June i, 1819, m. July 28, 

1842, Nathan J. Bailey, of N. Y. City, 
and had : 

1. • Elizabeth S., b. May 23, 1843, d. 

Sept. 27, 1866. 

2. • Helen S., b. June 11, 1845, m. Jan. 

21, 1869, d. June 7, 1870 ; she mar- 
ried Frank Clotworthey. 

3. • Caroline M., b. Mch. 5, 1852. 

4. ' Sarah H., b. Sept. 11, 182 1, d. young. 

5. 'Samuel H., b. Aug. 15, 1823, m. July 5, 

1845, Mary C. Luqueer, b. Oct. 25, 1823, 
and had : 

1. ' Samuel H., b. Mch. 30, 1848, d. May 

20, 1875. 

2. • Theodore L., b. Feb. 23, 1852. 

6. 'Harriet, b. Nov. 21, 1825, m. June 30, 

1846, d. Dec. 15, 1856; she married 
Philip J. A. Harper, b. Oct. 21, 1824, 
and had : 

1. • James, b. June 15, 1847, m. Lillie M. 

Hyde. 

2. ' Caroline M., b. May , 1849, d. 

young. 

3. ' Philip F., b. Feb. , 1852, d. young. 



244 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — •John(i) — 'Ebenezer (i) — ^^Ebenezer (a) — * Jonas. 

I. ' Theodosia C, b. Mch. 4, 1842, m. 

Henry Savage. 
2. ' Rachel A., b. Apl. 9, 1844. 

3. * Obadiah M., b. Oct. 13, 1846, m. 

Gertrude Palmer. 

4. ' Isaac N., b. June 6, 185 1. 

5. • Emeline H., b. Dec. 18, 1853. 

4. 'Solomon S., b. Feb. 27, 1826, m. Nov. 9, 
1849, Mary E. Sands, b. Apl. 2, 1828, 
and had : 

1. • Thomas O., b. Jan. 5, 185 1, d. young. 

2. • Sarah C, b. Feb. 5, 1853. 

3. " Brockholst L., b. July 10, 1854, m. 
1889, Harriet A., dau. of Silas H. 
Mead (see p. 232), b. Jan. 5, 1854, 
d. Feb. 13, 1895, and had : 
I. " Henry McK. b. Dec. 24, 1890. 

4. • Mary A., b. Oct. 13, 1864, d. Apl. 

18, 1887 ; she married Frederick W. 
Close. 

5. • Agnes v., b. May 22, 1866. 

6. ^ Mary (Polly), b. June i, 1787, m. June 3, 

1830, d. Mch. 24, 1866 ; she married Judge 
Aaron Reed, of Bedford, N. Y. 

7. 'Ralph, b. Apl. 24, 1789, m. Oct. 22, 1813, d. 

July 23, 1866 ; he married, ist, Sarah Holmes, 
b. June 4, 1792, d. Oct. 5, 1842 ; 2d, Ann 
E., dau. of Abraham Van Wyck, of Fishkill, 
N. Y., m. Oct. 22, 1846, d. Sept. 18, i860, 
and had : 

I. "Elizabeth A., b. Oct. 22, 1814, m. Feb. 
24» 1835, d. Mch. 25, 1886 ; she mar- 
ried Edwin Hyde, b. Feb. 19, 1812, and 
had : 

1. • Augustus L., b. Dec. 21, 1835, ^« 

Oct. 27, 1868, Sarah E. St. John. 

2. • Ralph M., b. Nov. 4, 1837, d. young. 



Genealogy. 245 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — • John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Jonas. 

3. • Ralph M., b. Dec. 24, 1839, °^- Apl. 

10, i860, Mary S. Truslow. 

4. • Edwin F., b. June 23, 1842, m. Nov. 

18, 1868, Maria E. Brown. 

5. " Frederick E., b. Feb. 25, 1844, m. 

Mch. 27, 1869, Ida Babbitt. 

6. • Clarence M., b. Jan. 11, 1846, m. 

Lillian Babbitt. 

7. • Edmund J., b. June 21, 1848, d. 

young. 

8. • Herbert M., b. Aug. 3, 1850. 

9. • Samuel M., b. July 6, 1853. 

2. • Samuel T., b. Jan. 30, 1817, d. young. 

3. 'Lydia A., b. June i, 1819, m. July 28, 

1842, Nathan J. Bailey, of N. Y. City, 
and had : 

1. • Elizabeth S., b. May 23, 1843, d. 

Sept. 27, 1866. 

2. • Helen S., b. June 11, 1845, °^' J^^* 

21, 1869, d. June 7, 1870 ; she mar- 
ried Frank Clotworthey. 

3. • Caroline M., b. Mch. 5, 1852. 

4. • Sarah H., b. Sept. 11, 182 1, d. young. 

5. 'Samuel H., b. Aug. 15, 1823, m. July 5, 

1845, Mary C. Luqueer, b. Oct. 25, 1823, 
and had : 

1. • Samuel H., b. Mch. 30, 1848, d. May 

20, 1875. 

2. • Theodore L., b. Feb. 23, 1852. 

6. 'Harriet, b. Nov. 21, 1825, m. June 30, 

1846, d. Dec. 15, 1856 ; she married 
Philip J. A. Harper, b. Oct. 21, 1824, 
and had : 

I. • James, b. June 15, 1847, m. Lillie M. 

Hyde. 
2. ' Caroline M., b. May , 1849, d. 

young. 

3. • Philip F., b. Feb. , 1852, d. young. 



244 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — •John(i) — *Eb£nezer (i) — ^Ebenezer (2) — * Jonas. 

1. * Theodosia C, b. Mch. 4, 1842, m. 

Henry Savage. 

2. * Rachel A., b. ApL 9, 1844. 

3. * Obadiah M., b. Oct. 13, 1846, m. 

Gertrude Palmer. 

4. * Isaac N., b. June 6, 1851. 

5. • Emeline H., b. Dec. 18, 1853. 

4. • Solomon S., b. Feb. 27, 1826, m. Nov. 9, 
1849, Mary E. Sands, b. Apl. 2, 1828, 
and had : 

1. • Thomas O., b. Jan. 5, 1851, d. young. 

2. • Sarah C, b. Feb. 5, 1853. 

3. • Brockholst L., b. July 10, 1854, m. 

1889, Harriet A.^ dau. of Silas H. 
Mead (see p. 232), b. Jan. 5, 1854, 
d. Feb. 13, 1895, and had : 
I. " Henry McK. b. Dec. 24, 1890. 

4. • Mary A., b. Oct. 13, 1864, d. Apl. 

18, 1887 ; she married Frederick W. 
Close. 

5. • Agnes v., b. May 22, 1866. 

6. ^ Mary (Polly), b. June i, 1787, m. June 3, 

1830, d. Mch. 24, 1866 ; she married Judge 
Aaron Reed, of Bedford, N. Y. 

7. 'Ralph, b. Apl. 24, 1789, m. Oct. 22, 1813, d. 

July 23, 1866 ; he married, ist, Sarah Holmes, 
b. June 4, 1792, d. Oct. 5, 1842 ; 2d, Ann 
E., dau. of Abraham Van Wyck, of Fishkill, 
N. Y., m. Oct. 22, 1846, d. Sept. 18, i860, 
and had : 

I. * Elizabeth A., b. Oct. 22, 1814, m. Feb. 
^4) 1^35) ^' Mch. 25, 1886; she mar- 
ried Edwin Hyde, b. Feb. 19, 1812, and 
had : 

1. • Augustus L., b. Dec. 21, 1835, m. 

Oct. 27, 1868, Sarah E. St. John. 

2. • Ralph M., b. Nov. 4, 1837, d. young. 



Genealogy. 245 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 'Jonas. 

3. • Ralph M., b. Dec. 24, 1839, ™- Apl. 

10, i860, Mary S. Truslow. 

4. • Edwin F., b. June 23, 1842, m. Nov. 

18, 1868, Maria E. Brown. 

5. • Frederick E., b. Feb. 25, 1844, m. 

Mch. 27, 1869, Ida Babbitt. 
6.* Clarence M., b. Jan. 11, 1846, m. 
Lillian Babbitt. 

7. • Edmund J., b. June 21, 1848, d. 

young. 

8. • Herbert M., b. Aug. 3, 1850. 

9. • Samuel M., b. July 6, 1853. 

2. • Samuel T., b. Jan. 30, 1817, d. young. 

3. ' Lydia A., b. June i, 1819, m. July 28, 

1842, Nathan J. Bailey, of N. Y. City, 
and had : 

1. • Elizabeth S., b. May 23, 1843, d. 

Sept. 27, 1866. 

2. • Helen S., b. June 11, 1845, m. Jan. 

21, 1869, d. June 7, 1870 ; she mar- 
ried Frank Clotworthey. 

3. • Caroline M., b. Mch. 5, 1852. 

4. " Sarah H., b. Sept. 11, 1821, d. young. 

5. 'Samuel H., b. Aug. 15, 1823, m. July 5, 

1845, Mary C. Luqueer, b. Oct. 25, 1823, 
and had : 

1. • Samuel H., b. Mch. 30, 1848, d. May 

20, 1875. 

2. • Theodore L., b. Feb. 23, 1852. 

6. 'Harriet, b. Nov. 21, 1825, m. June 30, 

1846, d. Dec. 15, 1856 ; she married 
Philip J. A. Harper, b. Oct. 21, 1824, 
and had : 

1. • James, b. June 15, 1847, m. Lillie M. 

Hyde. 

2. ' Caroline M., b. May , 1849, d. 

young. 

3. • Philip F., b. Feb. , 1852, d. young. 



246 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (1) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — ' Jonas. 

7. ' H. Caroline, b. Oct. 12, 1828, m. June 21, 
i860, Rev. Archibald C. Foss, he d. Mch. 
30, 1870, and had : 

1. * Caroline M., b. Apl. 20, 1861. 

2. •Harriet C, b. Aug. 17, 1862. 
3. ' Ida C, b. Aug. 22, 1864. 

4. • Grace M., b. July 21, 1868, d. young. 

5. • Archibald C, b. Aug. 17, 1870. 

8. • Melville E., of Norwalk, Conn., b. Sept. 
II, 1833, m. Dec. 27, 1856, Elizabeth B., 
dau. of Joseph H. Hyde, of Auburn, N. 
Y., b. Feb. 17, 1838, and had : 

1. 'Ralph M., b. Aug. 20, 1857, 

2. • Elizabeth H., b. May 2, i860, d. 

young. 

3. • Charles A., b. Nov. 21, 1862. 

4. • Percy W., b. Mch. 23, 1867. 

8. 'Staats M., b. Apl. 28, 1791, in. Sept. 22, 
1815, d. Jan. 19, 1863 ; he married, ist, 
Lydia Holmes, b. July 10, 1796, d. June 20, 
1 82 1 ; 2d, widow Hannah Glass, b. Feb. 26, 
1794, m. Feb. 23, 1822, d. Mch. 20, 1856, 
and had : 

I. 'Sarah E., b. Sept. 15, 1816, m. Aug. 31, 
1834, Amos M. Sackett, and had : 

1. • Hannah C, b. May 6, 1836, m. , 

Joseph Harper. 

2. • Josephine, b. Feb. 9, 1838, d. young. 

3. • Staats M., b. Apl. 10, 1840, m. , 

Hattie L. Palmer. 

4. * Charles E., b. Dec. 8, 1841, m. , 

Caroline B. Wilson. 

5. • Frederick H., b. Oct. 8, 1843, d- 

young. 

6. • Lydia M., b. Apl. 15, 1847, d. young. 

7. 'Julia B., b. July 28, 1849, m. , 

Luke B. Cheeseboro. 



Genealogy. 247 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — 'John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — ^Ebenezer (2)— •Jonas. 

8. • Horace M., b. Sept. 21, 1851. 

9. 'Lydia A., b. Apl. i, 1853. 

10. 'Clara B., b. June 11, 1858, d. young. 

11. * Adaline M., b. Oct. 22, i860. 

2. 'Caroline E., b. June 2, 1818, m. Jan. 6, 

1840, d. Mch. 30, 1842 ; she married 
Wm. K. Belcher, and had : 

1. * Staats M., b. Mch. 25, 1842, d. young. 

3. 'Alexander H., b. Jan. 17, 1821, m. Sept. 

14, 1847, Elizabeth A. Stephenson, b. 
Nov. 2, 1822, and had : 
I. ' Hannah J., b. Aug. 23, 1848, d. 
young. 

2. • Minnie C, b. June 29, 1850, m. Sept. 

12, 1872, Richmond W. Armstrong, 
b. Jan. 27, 1848, and had : 

1. " Maurice M., b. Aug. 17, 1873. 

2. " Richmond W., b. Aug. 25, 1875, 

d. young. 

3. • Staats M., b. June 29, 1850, d. young. 

4. 'Kittie H., b. Sept. 2, 1852, m. Oct. 

29, 1873, Alfred P. Sloan, b. Aug. 
5, 1850, and had : 

1. " Alfred P., b. May 23, 1875. 

2. " Kittie M. b. Nov. 29, 1877. 

3. " Clififord A., b. Feb. 6, 1881. 

4. "Harold S., b. Nov. 26, 1887. 

5. • Maurice A., b. Oct. 12, 1854, m. June 

28, 1877, ist, Lillie E. Evans, b. 
Oct. 13, 1855, d. Mch. 22, 1887; 2d, 
Pauline B. Blake, b. Oct. 30, 1865, 
m. Aug. 15, 1888, and had : 

1. "Lillian E., b. May 26, 1879. 

2. "Richmond A., b. Apl. 8, 1882. 

6. • Sarah E., b. July 12, 1857, m. Aug. 

18, 1880, Edwin R. Ives, b. July 12, 
1855, and had : 



248 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — ' Jonas. 

1. '* Minnie E., b. May 12, 1881. 

2. "Edwin R., b. Jan 21, 1883. 
7. • Ella J., b. Jan 8, 1863, d. young. 

9. ^ Maria, b. Mch. 22, 1793, d. May , 1794. 

10. ^ Brockholst L., b. Aug. 8, 1795, d* > '79^- 

11. ^ Brockholst L., b. Aug. 8, 1797, d. June 21, 1874, 
2. ' Solomon, b. , 1754, m. Jan. 16, 1777, d. in 

1777, ^^ Revolutionary War ; he married Eunue^ 
dau. of Abram Mead, (see p. ), b. Oct. 9, 1755, 
and had no children. 
By 2d wife : 

3- ' Noah, b. Oct. 21, 1781, m. Mch. 20, 1828, d. Jan. 
5, 1858 ; he married Elizabeth, dau. of Gideon 
Peck, b. June 20, 1793, d. Sept. 14, 1868, and had 
no children, but adopted Charles, son of his 
brother. Deacon Jonas Mead. 
4. "Mark (Rev.), b. Nov. 6, 1762, m. Nov. 12, 1804, d. 
Aug. 8, 1864 ; he married Hannah^ dau. of 
Zacheus Mead (see p. ), b. Apl. 18, 1783, d. 
Apl. 25, 1873. He was a graduate of Yale Col- 
lege, class of 1802. They had : 
I. * Jonas, b. Nov. 17, 1805, m. Aug. 14, 1832, d. 
June 24, 1876 ; he married Abigail, dau. of 
Zenas Mead (see p. 261), b. Dec. 21, 1808, d. 
Feb. 6, 1892, and had : 
I. 'Isaac L., 17th Regt., C. V., b. Apl. 13, 
1834, m. Nov. 27, 1855, Esther A., dau. 
of D. Smith Mead (see p. ), b. June 
13, 1836, and had : 

I. • Willis T., b. Jan. 7, 1859, m. Mch. 
18, 1880, I St, Alice M. Acker, b. 
Apl. 15, 1861, d. Feb. 24, 1887 ; 2d, 
Grace Brandsfield Tristram, b. Dec. 
10, 1864, m. Nov. 18, 1877, and had 
by his I St wife : 

1. "E. Adele, b. June 4, 1885. 
By 2d wife : 

2. " Clarence T. b, July 31., 1892. 



Genealogy. 249 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — * Jonas. 

2. • John K., b. Aug. 25, i860, unm. d. 

June 17, 1890. 

3. • S. Warren, b. Aug. 4, 1862, m. Feb. 

19, 1885, Wilhelmina F., dau. of 
Jacob Ripple, b. July 31, 1866, and 
had : 

1. " Esther W., b. Mch. 15, 1889. 

2. *• Abbie E., b. Mch. 31, 1891. 

3. " S. Warren, b. Oct. 4, 1894. 

4. "Walter R., b. Oct. 9, 1897. 

4. • Lucy A., b. Mch. 21, 1871. 

2. • Emeline, b. Nov. 17, 1836, unm., d. Aug. 

16, 1854. 

3. • Lucretia, b. Nov. 30, 1846, m. Sept. 13, 

1870, Geo. H. Mills, b. Sept. 13, 1840, 
and had : 

I. • Maria A., d. in infancy. 
2. 'Sylvester (Dr.), b. , 1806, unm., d. Dec. 

22, 1894 ; he was a graduate of Yale College, 
class of 1829. 
5. ' Jonas (Deacon), b. Apl. 13, 1784, m. Jan. 2, 1809, 
d. Aug. 2, 1871 ; he married, ist, Hannah^ dau. of 
Nathaniel Hebbard (see p. ), d. Mch. 12, 1814; 
2d, Hannah^ dau. of Jared Mead (see p. ), b. 
May 25, 1788, m. June 19, 1816, d. , 

and had by his ist wife : 

1. ' Sarah H., b. Mch. 20, 1810, d. Mch. 16, 1811. 

2. ' Charles (Deacon), b. Feb. 4, 1812, m. Dec. 31, 

1838, d. Jan. 10, 1898 ; he married Rachel E,^ 
dau. of John Sackett (see p. ), b. Dec. 20, 
181 T, d. July 18, 1885, and had : 
I. * Sarah A., b. Nov. 17, 1839, m. Oct. 17, 

i860 ; Benj. P. Brush (see p. ), b. 

Oct. 2, 1836, d. June 19, 1875, and had : 

1. • Henry M., b. Sept. 15, 1862, m. July 

18, 1892, Julia Clara. 

2. • Charles M., b. July 6, 1864, d. July 

3, 1883- 



250 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

' William — * John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 

• Solomon (Rev.) 

3. • Joseph, b. Jan. 30, 1866, m. May 17, 

1899, £//a H,^ dau. of Edwin Lyon 
(see p. ), b. June 21, 1874. 

4. • Gertrude E., b. May 22, 1868, d. 

May 20, 1884. 

5. • Whitman B., b. June , 1870, d. in 

infancy. 
6. ' Annie L., b. May 26, 1873, unm., d. 
Aug. 14, 1897. 
3. 'Whitman S., b. Apl. 17, 1841, m. Feb. 9, 

187 1, Sarah M.^ dau. of Ralph Sackett 
(see p. 259, b. Sept. 11, 1845, and had : 

1. 'Julia B., b. Sept. 30, 1874. 

2. • Clara B., b. Sept. 2, 1877. 

3. 'Helen, b. Oct. 11, 1882, d. July 18, 

1900. 

4. • Marion, b. Feb. 20, 1887. 

3. 'Mary E., b. Aug. 15, 1843, m. Dec. 11, 

1872, Zophar Mead^ b. May 22, 1845, d. 
July 20, 1891, and had (see p. ). 

4. ' Hannah H., b. Sept. 2, 185 1, umn. 

5. 'Charles N. (Deacon), b. Feb. 25, 1854. 

3. * Hannah H., b. June 9, 1813, m. Sept. 16, 1835, 

d. Oct. 10, 1895 ; she married Benjamin 
Mead, of Rye, N. Y., b. Feb. 4, 181 1, d. July 
27, 1891, and had (see p. 243). 
By his 2d wife : 

4. ^Mark, b. Aug. 14, 1817, m. Nov. 12, 1845, d. 

Dec. 25, 1896 ; he married Deborah^ dau. of 
Jonas Howe (see p. ), b. Sept. 5, 1817, 
and had no children. 

5. ' Sarah H., b, Sept. 27, 1821, d. Mch. 28, 1831. 

6. ' Milo, b. May 24, 1825, unm. 

5. 'Solomon (Rev.), b. Dec. 25, 1725, m. Jsth. i, 1755, d. 
Sept. 5, 18 1 2 ; graduate of Yale College, class of 1748; 
removed to South Salem, N. Y., and was the first pastor 



Genealogy. 251 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

' William — * John ( i) — * Ebenezer ( i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 

•Solomon (Rev.) 

of the Presbyterian Church at that place, — May 20, 
1752, to Sept. II, 1800, — over forty-eight years. He 
married, ist, Hannah, dau. of Rev. Benj. Strong, D.D., 
of Stanwich, Conn., d. Oct. 20, 1761 ; 2d, Hannah 
Clark, of Waterbury, Conn., b. Jan. 3, 1727, m. 

, d. , and had by his ist wife : 

1. ' Theodosia, b. July 13, 1756, m. Aug. 6, 1776, d. 

July 27, 1816 ; she married Matthew Smith, b. 
Apl. 10, 1752, d. July 16, 1830, and had : 

1. ^Hannah, b. June 9, 1777, m. David Smith, she 

d. Dec. 12, 1835. 

2. ^ Matthew, b. Mch. 24, 1779, d. July 31, 1820. 

3. ^ Rachel, b. Jan. 19, 1782, m. Robert Hoe; she 

d. Apl. 27, 1834. 

4. ' Atossa, b. Jan. 8, 1784, m. Nehemiah Han- 

ford; she d. Mch. i, 1870. 

5. ^ Achsah, b. Apl. 22, 1786, m. Trowbridge, 

she d. Jan. 27, 181 2. 

6. ^Theodosia, b. Jan. 3, 1789, m. Gideon Rey- 

nolds, she d. May 11, 1843. 
7. ' Solomon M., b. Dec. 16, 1792, m. Maria Clark, 

he d. Apl. 18, 1822. 
8. ' Peter, b. Oct. 24, 1795, d. Oct. 23, 1828. 

2. 'Andrew, b. Dec. 4, 1758, m. Oct. 5, 1780, d. May 

1, 1836 ; he married Elizabeth Bouton, b. Apl. 25, 
1 760, and had : 

1. ' Thomas, b. Sept. 6, 1781, m. Oct. 20, 1808, d. 

May 5, 1868 ; he married, ist, Elizabeth Gil- 
bert; 2d, Sally Fancher; no record of any 
children. 

2. ^Hannah B., b. May 13, 1786, m. Jan. 7, 1805, 

John B. Lawrence, and had : 
I." Thomas M., b. 
2." Martin M., b. 
3. • Julia E., b. 

3. ^ Annis, b. Apl. 8, 1792, m. Jan. 20, 1820, Luther 



252 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

' William — * John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 

* Solomon (Rev.) 

Meady of Greenwich, O., b. Sept 20, 1790, 
and had (see p. 236). 

4. ^ Lucy, b. Aug. 8, 1794, m. Dec. 13, 1820, d. 

Jan. 7, 1872 ; she married Jeremiah Howe, b. 
Oct. 4, 1790, d. Feb. 16, 1870, and had : 
I. ' John A., b. Sept. ,1821, m. Selina Hull. 
2. 'Jane A., b. Dec. 12, 1822, m. Daniel 
Hunt. 

3. 'Elizabeth, b. Dec. 21, 1824, m. Jos. C. 

Howe. 

4. • George, b. Oct. 7, 1826, m. Hannah M. 

Howe. 

5. "Charles, b. Jan. 17, 1829. 

6. • Ralph, b. Dec. 7, 1830, m. Aurelia Baker. 

7. • Frederick A., b. Oct. 28, 1832. 

8. • Hannah, b. Dec. 28, 1834, m. Seth S. 

Hoyt. 

5. ^Mary M., b. Apl. 24, 1797, m. Dec. 28, 1836, 

d. Apl. 27, 1849 ; she married David D. Hoyt, 

and had : 

I. 'Amelia, b. 

6. ^ Benjamin S., b. Mch. 10, 1799, m. Sept. 13, 

1831, Betsy A. Cole, b. , 1812, d. Feb. 

24, 1877, and had : 

1. 'Solomon, b. 

2. ' Andrew, b. 
By 2d wife : 

3. • Clark, b. Nov. , 1769, m. Jan. 23, 1794, d. Jan. 
8, 1832 ; he married Lois, dau. of Benj. Gilbert, 
and had : 

I. ^ Merlin, b. Aug. 18, 1794, m. Nov. 14, 1820, 
Polly Clark, b. July 31, 1796, and had : 
I. ' Thomas E., b. Aug. , 1821, d. Aug. , 

1822. 
2. ' Maria S., b. July 30, 1824, m. July 4, 1849, 
J. C. Giddings. 



Genealogy. 253 

THE JOHN LJNE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

' William — ■John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 

' Solomon (Rev.) 

3. • RomeyDy b. Mch. 1827, m. Oct. 12, 1871, 

Jane McGuire. 

4. ' Lois R., b. Sept. 16, 1830, m. Aug. 14, 

185 1, Aaron Tread well, and had : 

1. • Selina E., b. Nov. 14, 1852. 

2. * Alvan M., b. Aug. 6, 1854. 

3. • Aaron L., b. Dec. 23, 1865. 

4. • Frank B., b. July 8, 1873. 

5. " Rhoda E., b. Dec. 16, 1833. 

6. "* Eli, b. Aug. I, 1836, d. , 1838. 

7. • Aaron B., b. Nov. 7, 1838, m. Sept. 1868, 

Mary E. Packard. 

8. • Edward M. of Cadiz, N. Y., b. Aug. 18, 

1842. 
2. ^Richard, b. Oct. 26, 1795, m. Nov. 9, 1825, 
Hannah Keeler, b. Mch. 16, 1805, and had : 

1. 'Solomon, b. Nov. 10, 1829, m. Jan. 17, 

1855, Elizabeth C. Deming, of New 
Haven, Conn., b. Aug. 24, 1831, and had : 

1. • Franklin B., b. Jan. 1 1, 1856, d. young. 

2. • Sophia S., b. Jan. 31, 1859, d. young. 

3. • William D., b. Jan. 13, 1863. 

4. • Fanny E., b. Sept 28, 1865. 

5. * Charles B., b. Jan. 24, 1869. 

6. • George W., b. Jan, 24, 1869. 

7. • Mary A., b. Mch. 23, 1873. 

2. "Clark, b. Nov. 29, 1831, m. Nov. i, 18529 

Aurinda Fox, b. Nov. 15, 1833, and had : 
I. • George R., b. Jan. 27, 1855. 

3. • Linus, b. Sept. 20, 1835, m. Jan. 11, 1859, 

Sarah E.Bouton,b. Sept. 10, 1838, and had : 
I. • Frederick L., of New Haven, Conn., 
b. May 22, 1863. 

4. • Henry, b. July 31, 1838, m. Mch. 28, 1861, 

Elizabeth Pardee, b. June 17, 1840, and 
had : 



254 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Westchester County, N. Y. 

* William — * John (i) — * Eenezer (i) — * Ebeneznr (2) — 

• Solomon (Rev.) 

1. * Ida B., b. Oct. 9, 1862. 

2. • Stephen C, b. Jan. 4, 1872. 

3. • Caroline E., b. Sept. 28, 1873, d. young. 
S- • Stephen S., b. Sept. 25, 1842. 

3. ^ Sophia, b. July 27, 1797, , d. Apl. 14, 1822. 

4. ^Rufus, b. Jan. 10, 1800, m. Nov. 24, 1824, 

Elizabeth M. Hoyt, b. Dec. 24, 1803, and had: 

1. ' Martin, b. Nov. 21, 1825, m. Sept. 21, 

1853, Amanda M. Bouton, and had no 
children, but adopted two — Frederick M. 
and Ida D. 

2. 'Sophia E., b. Mch. 10, 1828, d. Sept. i, 

1865. 

3. • David H., b. Nov. 16, 1830, m. May 15, 

1866, I St, Elizabeth Benedict, d. Aug. i, 

1870 ; 2d, Rebecca Benedict, m. Apl. 26, 

1 87 1 (Bethel, Conn.), and had : 

1. • Sophia E., b. July 16, 1870. 

2. • Edith, b. Nov. 21, 1872. 

4. * Rufus, of Orange, N. J., b. Feb. i, 1835. 

5. ^ Laura, b. Oct. 23, 1804, m. Dec. 27, 1826, d. 

Dec. 15, 1880 ; she married Seth Ely, of Nor- 
walk, Conn., and had : 

1. • John C, b. Dec. 24, 1828, d. Apl. 27, 1865- 

2.  Horace S., b. Feb. 18, 1832. 

3. ® Linus M., b. Feb. 27, 1835, <^- ^^ 1898. 

4. 'Laura A., b. Aug. 22, 1836, d. Dec. 19, 

1837. 
5. ' Thomas L., b. Feb. 9, 1840, d. Mch. 14, 

1863. 

6. ' Caroline A., b. Jan. 26, 1843. 

6. * Linus, b. Oct. 23, 1804, m. Oct. 30, 1833, d. 

Sept. 6, 1834 ; he married Louisa Cheever. 

7. ^ Rhoda, b. Jan. 19, 1808, m. Feb. 25, 1829, d. 

Nov. 19, 1849; she married Abner L. Ely, 
and had : 



Genealogy. 255 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William— " John (i)— •Ebenezer (i)— *Ebenezer (2) — 'De- 
liverance. 

1.  Abner L., b. Sept. 21, 1830, d. Sept. 2, 

1857. 

2. • Sophia, b. July 2, 1832. 

3. * Thomas L., b. Oct. 23, 1833, d. Jan. 7, 

1835. 

4. " Rhoda A., b. July 8, 1835, d. Feb. 18, 

1836. 

5. " Caroline E., b. May 18, 1836, d. Jan. 16, 

1839. 

6. ' Harriet L., b. June 5, 1840, m., ist, Bar- 

tow Darrack, 2d, W. N. Griswold. 

7. 'Emily L., b. Aug. 5, 1842, m. Francis G. 

Ely. 

8. ' Thomas M., b. Feb. 27, 1846, d. Mch. 26, 

1847. 

9. • Mary G., b. Dec. 16, 1847, d. Feb. 23, 

1849. 
4. • Martin, b. , 177 1, m. , 1803, d. , 

1850; he married Molly Clark, b. Oct. 10, 1766, 

d. Sept. , 1856 ; no record of any children. 

6. 'Deliverance, b. May 4, 1728, m. June 11, 1759, d. May 

3, 1785 ; he married Abigail^ dau. of Capt. Isaac Howe 

(see p. ), b. Feb. 22, 1738, d. Apl. 28, 1807, and had : 

I. 'Elizabeth, b. Apl. 19, 1760, m. Dec. 22, 1786, d. 

May 31, 1823 ; she married Job Lyon, b, Nov. 

16, 1758, d. Sept. 23, 1841, and had : 

1. * Abigail, b. Oct. 2, 1787, d. young. 

2. * Isaac, d. in infancy. 

3. ' Isaac, b. May 12, 1795, ™« ^^c* 9» 1828, d. July 

30, 1873 ; he married, ist, Ameliay dau. of 
Zophar Mead, b. Sept. 4, 1799, ^' ^^^- ^8> 
1833, and had (see p. ) ; 2d, Eliza W.^ 
dau. of Job Mead, b. Feb. 9, 1806, m. Nov. 
17, 1840, d. Feb. 15, 1847, and had (see p. 



256 The Mead Family- 

THE JOHN LINE .— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ^"John (i) — ^* Ebenezer (i) — ^ Ebenezer (2) — •De- 
liverance. 

4. ^ Abigail E., b. July 26, 1797, m. Sept. 20, 1826, 
d. July 4y 185 1 ; she married Isaac Holly. 

2. • Sarah, b. Nov. 7, 1761, m. June 10, 1790, d. Sept. 

27, 181 2; she married Silas Mead, b. Feb. 27, 
1748, d. June 8, 1813, and had (see p. 231). 

3. • Rachel, b. Aug. 25, 1763, m. Dec. i, 1787, d. Sept 

25, 1831 ; she married, ist. Whitman Mead, b. 
May 3, 1764, d. Jan. 28, 1795, ^^^ ^^^ (^^^ P- 
) ; 2d, Richard Mead, b. Sept 5, 1753, m. 
June 27, 1798, d. Apl. 20, 1826, and had (see 
p. ). 

4. ' Hannah, b. Aug. 10, 1765, m. Nov. 15, 1804, d. 

Mch. 13, 1844 : she married Joshua Mead, b. 
May 16, 1751, d. May 30, 1812, and had (see 
p. ). 

5. • Jabez, b. Feb. 13, 1767, d. Oct 29, 1769. 

6. • Robert, b. Nov. 22, 1768, m. Oct. 29, 1794, d. Apl. 

30, 1836 ; he married Prudence, dau. of Joshua 
Mead, (see p.' ), b. May 15, 1775, ^' Sept. 23, 
1849, ^^^ ^^d ' 
I. ^ Edward, b. June 22, 1809, m. Dec. 24, 1832, d. 

Oct 28, 1885 ; he married Susan A. E., dau. 

of Captain Daniel Merritt, b. Feb. 6, 18 14, d. 

Aug. 26, 1884, and had : 

1. ' Daniel M., Major loth Regt., C. V., b. 

June 2, 1834, m. June 16, 1856, d. Sept 
19, 1862, at Greenwich, Conn., while in 
the service, and home on sick leave ; he 
married Louisa S., dau. of Colonel Thos. 
A. Mead (see p. ), b. June 29, 1834, 
d. Oct. 8, 1894, and had no children. 
He was the author of Mead's History of 
Greenwich, Connecticut, 

2. • Mary A., b. July 22, 1836, m. Dec. 17, 

1856, John G. Clark, of Bedford, N. Y., 
and had : 



Genealogy. 257 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ' John ( i )— * Ebenezer ( i ) — * Ebenezer (2)—' De- 
liverance. 

1. • Edward M., b. Jan. 13, 1859, d. 

young. 

2. ' John, b. Aug. 16, 1861, d. young. 

3. • Lucy, b. Sept. 5, 1863, d. young. 

4. • Merritt M., b. May 11, 1865, m. June 

7, 1898, Mary Rankin. 

5. • J. Willis, b. Sept. 24, 1867. 

6. * Susie, b. Sept. 24, 1867, m. Sept. 18, 

1894, Fred A. WiUiams. 

7. * Elizabeth S., b. May 8, 1874,01. John 

R. Holmes. 
3.* Sarah E., b. Feb. 2, 1839, m. Jan. 11, 
i860, Seaman Mead^ b. Nov. 5, 1837, and 
had (see p. 264). 

4. * Amelia, b. July 6, 1841, unm. 

5. * Susan C, b. Jan. 20, 1844, m. Oct. 18, 

1865, Willis H. Wilcox, in the Civil War, 
and had : 

I. • Robert M., b. Oct. 9, 1873. 
6. ' Catharine M., b. Apl. 6, 1846, unm. 
7. " Robert, b. May i, 1849, unm., d. Aug. 11, 

1872. 
8. " Edward W., b. Mch. 2, 1852, m. Sept 9, 
1879, d. Oct. 6, 1882 ; he married Mary 
Ella^ b. July 16, 1856, dau. of Brush 
Knapp (see p ), and had no children. 
9. 'Augustus, b. Sept. 13, 1854, unm. 
7. • Mary, b. Mch. 25, 1771, d. Nov. 11, 1776. 
8. ' Huldah, b. Feb. 26, 1773, m. Jan. 25, 1796, d. May 
5, 1857 ; she married Zophar Mead^ b. Nov. 22, 
1768, d. Dec. I, 1845, and had (see p. 272). 
9. 'Ephraim, b. Mch. 15, 1775, m. Nov. 30, 1808, d. 
July 16, 1850 ; he married Azuba^ dau. of Jonah 
Mead (see p. ), b. Jan. 9, 1787, d. Jan. 21, 
1861, and had : 
I. * Mary H., b. Feb. 2, 1810, m. Oct. 10, 1831, d. 

X7 



258 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — ^■John (i) — ' Ebenezer (i)— * Ebenezer (2) — 'De- 
liverance. 

Apl. 30, 1868 ; she married Willis J. Merritt, 

of Norwalk, Conn., d. Aug. 11, 1889, and had : 

I. 'George W., b. Aug. 21, 1832, m. Dec. 5, 

1859, Mary A. Brown, of Milford, Conn. 

2. ' Ephraim M., b. Nov. 21, 1836,10. Oct. 26, 

1859, Frances Ray^ dau. of Hiram Ray 

(see p. 208), b. Apl. 5, 1838. 

3. • Mary W., b. Oct. 2, 1851, d. young. 

2. ^ Huldah, b. Feb. 5, 181 2, m. Nov. 26, 1832, d. 

Oct. 27, 1882 ; she married Daniel Smith 
Mead, b. Apl. 9, 181 1, and had (see p. 267). 

3. * Thirta, b. July 26, 1814, unm., d. Apl. 14, 1830. 

4. ' Jane, b. July 23, 1817, m. Mch. 4, 1839, d. 

Apl. 28, 1872 ; she married Elkanah Mead^ 
b. Mch. 16, 1 818, d. Apl. 12, 1894, and had 
(see p. 276). 

5. ^ Elthea, b. July 26, 1820, d. Apl. 5, 1830. 

6. ^ Isaac H., b. July 4, 1823, m. Mch. i, 1855, d. 

Dec. 13, 1889 ; he married Mary E.^ dau. of 
Zophar Mead, of New York City (see p. 
), b. Oct. 18, 1823, d. Apl. 12, 189T, and 
had : 

1. • Ephraim, b. Sept. 7, 1856, m. Apl. 15, 

189T, Katie McRinley, b. Oct. 30, 1861, 
and had : 

1. * Mary E., b. Mch. 19, 1892. 

2. • Clarkson H., b. July 7, 1893. 

3. • Richard O., b. Feb. 6, 1895. 

2. • Elbert I., b. Sept. 11, 1857, d. young. 

3. 'Clarkson S. (M.D.), b. Feb. 19, 1859, 
graduate of Columbia University of New 
York City, class of 1882, and of the Col- 
lege of Physicians and Surgeons of New 
York City, class of 1885. He is a prac- 
ticing physician at Portchester, N. Y. 

4. • Willard H., of Fort Steele, Wyo., b. Apl. 



Genealogy. 259 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — ' Ebenezer (1) — * Ebenezer (a) — • De- 
liverance 

26, i860, m. Sept., 1887, Kate Mc- 

Cann, of Saratoga, Wyo., and had : 

1. • Mary E., d. in infancy. 

2. • Gladys P., b. Mch. 19, 1892. 

3. • Mildred H., b. June 8, 1897. 

4. • Norman, b. July 21, 1900. 

5. • Spencer P., of New York City, b. Mch. 23, 

1^63* graduate of the New York Law 
School, class of 1893, and a member of 
the New York Bar. 

6. ' Thomas M., b. May 25, 1865, m. Feb. 18, 

1 819, Williaminia E.y dau. of the Rev. 
Wm. T. Clapp, (see p. 265), b. May 16, 
1865, and had : 
I. • Clausen DeM., b. Oct. 8, 1894. 

7. "Amos H., b. Feb. i, 1869, m. June 23, 

1897, yulia Belle J dau. of Chas. Barnes, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y. (see p. 268), b. Apl. 

4, 1870. 

7. ' Elizabeth L., b. Oct. 17, 1826, m. Mch. 23, 

1859, d. Apl. 4, 1890 ; she married Augustus 
Mead, b. Jan. 1, 1805, d. Apl. 22, 1864, and 
had (see p. 272). 

8. * Ophelia, b. July , 1829, d. July 6, 1832. 

10. • Jabez, b. Aug. 22, 1777, m. Nov. 19, 1817, d. Sept. 
17, 1839 ; he married Sarah W. Knapp, d. June 12, 
[847, and had : 

1. ^ Julia B., b. Aug. 14, 1818, unm., d. Mch. 3, 1899. 

2. ^ Esther A., b. June 8, 1820, d. young. 

3. ' Mary E., b. Mch. 13, 1823, m. Feb. 28, 1843, 
d. Dec. 18, 1896 ; she married J. Ralph 
Sackett, of New York City, b. July 29, 1819, 
d. Nov. 27, 1885, and had : 
I. 'Sarah M , b. Sept. 11, 1845, m. Feb. 9, 

1871, Whitman S. Mead, b. Apl. 17, 1841, 

and had (see p. 250). 



26o The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • Ebenezer ( i) — * Ebenezer (2) — ' De- 
liverance. 

2. * Sherman G., b. Dec. 24, 1S47, m. July 6, 

1882, Elizabeth G. Slater. 

3. • Frederick W., b. Nov. 24, 1849, d. young. 
4. ' Edward R., b. Aug. 15, 185 1, d. young. 

5. • George T., b. Nov. 6, 1854, unm., d, 

June 8, 1889. 

6. • Walter L., b. Mch. 27, 1857, m. Apl. 20, 

189 1, yulia A. K,^ dau. of Wm. J. Mead, 
b. Sept. 17, 1859, and had (see p. ). 

7. • Franklin W., b. July 13, 1859, m. July 6, 

1887, Grace Van Hoesen. 

8. • Robert J., b. Dec. 4, 1861, m. Nov. i, 

1881, Virginia Dillon. 
4. ^ William K., b. Apl. 29, 1825, m. Dec. 28, 1847, 
d. Aug. 9, 1887 ; he married Sarah P., dau. of 
Justus Sackett, d. , iS97> ^^^ had : 

1. 'Charles E., b. Feb. 22, 1850, m. June 7, 

1876, Mary S. Jackson, and had : 
I. • Jessie W., b. Oct. 9, 1877. 

2. 'Walter H., b. Dec. 23, 185 1, d. young. 

3. ' Son, d. in infancy. 

4. ' Edward L.,b. Feb. 5, 1855, m. May, 1886, 

Mrs. Cora Alice (Palmer) Austin, and 
had : 

1. * Austin, d. young. 

2. • Helen, b. 

3. • Elboume. 

5. • William H., b. Jan. 11, 1857, m. Dec. 20, 

1880, ist, Julia S. North, d. June 22, 1881, 
and had no children ; 2d, Florence 
Carter, m. Sept. , 1887, and had : 

1. • Helen, b. 

2. • Mary, b. 

3. • Florence, b. 

6. • Arthur W., b. Feb. 23, 1859, m. Mch. 26, 

1884, Emma J. Palmer, and had : 



Genealogy. 261 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezbr (2) — • Deliv- 
erance. 

I. • W. Chester, b. Oct 10, 1886. 
7. ' Erskine H., b. Mob. 6, 186 1, m. Jan. 27, 
1887, Voulette E. Seymour, and had : 

1. • Kenneth, b. 

2. • Florence, b. 

3. • William, d. young. 

4. * Marjorie, d. young. 

II. 'Zenas, b. Dec. 10, 1779, m. May 2, 1808, d. June 
9, 1858 ; he married Mary Lashly, d. Dec. 30, 1859, 
and had : 

1. * Abigail, b. Dec. 21, 1808, m. Aug. 14, 1832, 

d. Feb. 6, 1892 ; she married yonas Mead^ b. 
Nov. 17, 1805, d. June 24, 1876, and had 
(see p. 248). 

2. ^ Lucretia, b. Mch. 5, 1809, unm., d. June 26, 

1830. 

3. ^ Deborah, b. Jan, 19, 181 2, unm., d. Feb. 13, 

1829. 

4. ' Henry, b. Aug. 13, 18 14, unm., d. July i, 1850. 

5. "^ Julia, b. June 26, 1818, m. Sept. 7, 1840, d. 

May I, 1881 ; she married Isaac Peck, b. 

1812, d. Mch. 8, 1876, and had : 

I. " Sophia, b. May , 1842, unm., d. Oct. 7, 

1861. 
2. ' Zenas M., b. Aug. , 1844, m. Hannahy 

dau. of Augustus W. Husted (see p. 275). 

6. 'Eliza, b. Feb. 21, 1821, m. Feb. 3, 1845, d. 

1880 ; she married Lock wood B. Clark, d. 
Sept. 6, 1864, and had no children. 

7. 'Lyman, b. Mch. 26, 1824, m. Sept. 18, 1848, d. 

Feb. 4, 1895 ; he married, ist, Sarah F. 
Acker, d. July 26, 1857 ; 2d^ Harriet i?., dau. 
of Jabez Mead (see p. 225), b. Dec. 19, 1837, 
m. Dec. 21, 1858, and had by his ist wife : 
I. "Sarah M., b. July i, 1849, m. June 5, 

1895. Dr. John L. M. Walker, and had 

no children. 



262 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — ^■John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — • Ebenezer (2) — 

*Amos (Dr.). 

2. • Julia A., b. July 13, 185 1, d. young. 

3. • Emma F., b. May 20, 1855. 
By 2d wife : 

4. *Ida F., b. June 12, i860, m. Dec. 2, 1885, 

Silas j9., son of Wm. M. Ritch (see p. 
200), and had : 

1. * Lyman R., d. in infancy. 

2. * Mabel, d. in infancy. 

3. • Norman S., b. Jan. 21, 1891. 

4. • Esther, b. June 27, 1894. 

5. ' Harriet J., b. May 26, 1863, m. Aug. 11, 

1886, I St, Hudson Z., son of Thomas 
Ritch (see p. 201), b. Sept. 7, i860, d. 
Apl. 5, 1888 ; 2d, Edwin H. Abrams, m. 
Oct. 14, 1896, and had : 

1. • Frances H., b. June 15, 1887. 

2. • Hudson, b. Sept. 25, 1889. 

3. • Hewlett M., b. Nov. 8, 1897. 

4. • Frederick L., b. Jan. 12, 1899. 

6. ' Isadore M., b. Mch. 2, 1865, d. young. 

7. 'Frederick G. C, b. Oct. 5, 1867, m. Feb. 

22, 189 1, Jennie Cox. 

8. ' Nellie R., b. Jan. 13, 1869, m. Dec. 10, 

1890, H. Waring Howard, and had : 
I. • Arthur W., b. Apl. 6, 1893. 

9. • Martha H., b. Mch. 8, 187 1, d. young. 

10.  Annabelle L., b. Oct. 17, 1872, graduate 

of Mt. Holyoke College, class of 1900. 

11. 'Laura D., b. Oct. 12, 1874. 

12. "Roland, b. May 27, 1877. 

13. •Lucretia, b. Feb. 15, 1879. 

7. * Amos (Dr.), b. Feb. 22, 1730, m. Jan. 1, 1753, d. Feb. 
24, 1807 ; he married Ruth, dau. of Justus Bush, and 
had : 

I. 'Richard, b. Sept. 5, 1753, m. Jan. 3, 1776, d. Apl. 
20, 1826 ; he married, ist, Sarah^ dau. of Nehe- 



Genealogy. 263 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — 'John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 

' Amos (Dr.), 

miah Mead (see p. ), b. Nov. i, 1756, d. Nov. 
2^9 1777 ) 2^» Rachel^ dau. of Deliverance Mead 
(see p. 256), and widow of Whitman Mead (see p. 
), b. Aug. 25, 1763, m. June 27, 1798, d. 
Sept. 25, 183 1, and bad by ist wife : 

1. * Sophia, b. Jan. 31, 1777, m. Nov. 16, 1795, ^' 

Jan. 13, 1866 ; she married Peter De Mille, of 
Stamford, Conn., b. Sept. 8, 1774, d. July 23; 
1852, and had : / 

1. 'Elizabeth S., b. Aug. 10, 1796, d. June 13, 

1857. 

2. 'Mary R., b. Oct. 15, 1797, d. Jan. 13, 

1852. 

3. "Thomas A., b. Jan. 4, 1799, d. Jan. 5, 

1876 ; he married Caroline E. Price. 

4. 'William J., b. Sept. 17, 1800, d. Nov. 5, 

1839. 

5. • Edward T., b. Oct. 29, 1802, d. young. 

6. 'Richard M., b. July 2, 1804, d. Dec, 25, 

1S82 ; he married Angline Gendar. 

7. 'Frances S., b. Jan. 21, 1806, d. May 14, 

1865. 

8. 'Peter E., b. Nov. 18, 1807, m. Henriette 

M. Westbrook.> 

9. 'Cornelia A., b. Aug. 15, 1809, unm., d. 

July II, 1892. 
10. ' Joseph A., b. Feb. 14, 181 1, m., ist, Susan 
, Collins, zd, Marietta Woodward. 
By 2d wif6 : ^ 

2. ^ Thotnas A., (Colonel), b. May 29, 1799, °^* 

Feb. 25, 1833, d. Jan. 4, 1892 ; he married 

Hannah Seaman, of New York City, b. Nov. 

15, 1801, d. Nov. 18, 1880, and had : 

I. ' Louisa S., b. June 29, 1834, m. June 16, 

1856, d. Oct. 8, 1894; she married^ ist. 

Major Daniel M, Mead^ b. June 2, 1834, 

d. Sept. 19, 1862 (see p. 256) ; 2d, Thos, 



264 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer(2) — 

* Amos (Dr.). 

Ititch, b. May 14, 1826, m. Aug. 3, 1873 
(see p. 20 1), and had no children by 
either husband. 

2. ' Thomas R., Captain Company G, loth 

Regt. C. v., b. Apl. 23, 1836, unm., d. 
Oct. 25, 1862, at Washington, N. C, 
during the Civil War. 

3. 'Seaman, b. Nov. 5, 1837, m. Jan. 11, i860, 

Sarah E,^ dau. of Edward Mead (see p. 

257), b. Feb. 2, 1839, and had : 

I. * Susan H., b. Sept. 28, 1861. 

2. ' Louisa M., b. Sept. 24, 1863. 

3. 'Thomas A., b. Sept. 30, 1870, m. 
Sept. 19, 1894, May B.^ dau. of 
Chas. M. Roys, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 
(see p. 238). 

4. 'Amelia W., b. Sept. 9, 1873. 

5. • Seaman M., b. Aug. 2, 1877, served in 

the Spanish-American War ; m. Apl. 
10, 1 90 1, Edith V- Parker. 

6. * Edward, b. Mch. 22, 1883, d. young. 

4. ' Abigail R., b. Sept. 29, 1839, m. June 29, 

i860, d. Oct. 15, 1897 ; she married 

Lieut. Benj. Wright, C. V., b. Dec. 14, 

1834, and had : 

I. • Benjamin M. (Rev.),b. July 17, 1861, 
graduate of Yale College and Bangor 
Theological Seminary, m. Sept. 8, 
1891, Emily J,^ dau. of Solomon 
Mead, b. Sept. 26, 1864, and had 
(see p. ). 

2. ' Clara L., b. June 17, 1869. 

3. • Wilbur S., b. Nov. 16, 1871, graduate 
of Yale College Class '93, and mem- 
ber of the Conn. Bar. 

4. ' Abbie L., b. Apl. 14, 1881. 



Genealogy. 265 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — 'John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — 

•Amos (Dr.). 

5. 'Elizabeth H., b. July 17, 1841, m. Nov. 

21, 1866, Henry Webb, b. Sept. 22, 1836, 
and had : 

I. * Nathaniel, b. Aug. 23, 187 1, m. Oct. 
4, iSgg, Charlotte M. McCord. 

6. • Adelia, b. Feb. 8, 1843, m. Sept. 30, 1869, 

fVm. £. Mead^ b. June 4, 1836, and had 
(see p. 238). 

7. "Zophar, b. May 22, 1845, m. Dec. 11, 

1872, d. July 20, 1891 ; be married 
Mary E.y dau. of Charles Mead (see 
p. 250), b. Aug. 15, 1843, ^^^ b^<l • 
I. * Bertha M., b. Jan. 30, 1876. 

8. * Lucinda P., b. Aug. 19, 1847. 

3. ^ Elizabeth R., b. Feb. 28, 1801, m. June 19, 

1832, d. Aug. 31, 1874 ; she married Geo. 
Webb, b. 1805, and had : 

1. 'George E., b. Mch. 4, 1833, d. young. 

2. • Hester M., b. Feb. 27, 1834, d. young. 

3. • George M., b. Mch. 11, 1836, d. young. 

4. ' Louisa H., b. Aug. 18, 1837, d. young. 

5. ' Charlotte S., b. Mch. 24, 1839, m. June 

30, 1863, d. Dec. 21, 1875 ; she married 
Rev. Wm. T. Clapp, d. Mch. 23, 1865. 

6. ' Louisa M., b. Dec. 30, 1841, d. young. 

7. ' Georgiana, b. Nov. 5, 1843, unm., d. Aug. 

19, 1880. 

4. ^ Sarah A., b. Jan. 9, 1803, m. Mch. 18, 1823, 

d. Aug. 19, 1877 ; she married Joseph Brush, 
b. Aug. 2, 1792, d. Nov. 21, 1870, and had : 
I. ' Amos M., b. Jan. 9, 1825, m. Oct 15, 
1849, 's^> Sarah P.^ dau. of Amos Mead, 
b. June 15, 1825, d. Sept. 4, 1859, and 
had (see p. ); 2d, Mrs. Cynthia J. 
Stafford, b. Apl. 11, 1826, m. Feb. 21, 
1872, d. Oct. 13, 1886, and had no 
children by his 2d wife. 



266 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i)— • Ebenezeh (i) — 

2. ' Richard E., b. Feb. 15, 1826, m. Dec. 10, 

i^S5» <1* ^^y 20, 1887 » be married Mary 
E. Kelly. 

3. 'Theodore, b. Mch. 2, 1827, d. young. 

4. ' Elizabeth S., b. Feb. 16, 1829, m. July 

18, 1854, d. May 17, 1898; she married 
Dr. Jas. H. Hoyt, d. Feb. 10, 1875. 

5. * Benjamin, b. Aug. 14, 1830, d. young. 

6. • Mary L., b. Dec. 17, 1831, m. Nov. 3, 

1852, ist, Z^zms Howty b. Aug. 6, 1827 
(see p. ), d. July 3, 1857 ; 2d, Oct. 5, 
1864, Dr. Benj. F. Bassett, d. Sept. 3, 

1875. 
• 7. 'Joseph E. B., b. Feb. 17, 1833, unm. 

8. ' Emily C, b. May 29, 1834, m. June 23, 

1858, Henry W, Mead^ b. Nov. 15, 1825, 
d. Apl. 30, 1881, and had (see p. ). 

9. * Benjamin P., b. Oct. 2, 1836, ro. Oct. 17, 

i860, d. June 19, 1875 ; he married 

Sarah A., dau. of Charles Mead, b. Nov. 

17, 1839, and had (see p. 249). 
lo. 'Stella P., b. May 22, 1838, m. Sept. 11, 

i860, James Husted. 
II. 'George W., b. June 19, 1840, m. Mrs. 

Mary Stevens, and had no children. 
12. 'Julia E., b. Apl. 21, 1842, unm. 
13. ' Catharine C, b. Sept. 23, 1843, m. June 

2, 1865, Robert Wellstood, b. Aug. 16, 

1842. 
2. 'Thomas, b. Apl. 7, 1755, ^' ^pl- ^4> ^775» while at 
Yale College preparing for the ministry. 

8. 'Edmund, b. , 1732, unm., d. Nov. , 1755. He 

sailed for the West Indies Oct. 25, 1755, *°^ ^^ never 
heard from, and it is supposed that he was lost at sea. 

9. ' Hannah, b. Dec. 5, 1734, unm., d. June 25, 1757. 



Genealogy. 267 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (t) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer(2) — 

• I ' -^Jared. 

10. • Jabez, b. Nov. 4, 1737, unm., d. Sept. 14, 1766. 

11. 'Jared, b. Dec. 15, 1738, m. Dec. 10, 1775, ^- May 8, 

1832 ; he married Lydia, dau. of Daniel Smith, b. 
Dec. 8, 1754, d. Jan. 27, 1824, and had : 

1. • Zetta S., b. Jan. 14, 1777, m. Nov. 29, 1798, d. 

May 26, 1807 ; she married Ebenezer Mead (5), 
b. Mch. 2, 1778, d. Oct I, 1845, and had (see p. 
222). 

2. • Daniel S., b. Nov. 20, 1778, m. Jan. 16, 1806, d. 

Dec. 21, 1 83 1 : he married Rachely dau. of Joshua 
Mead, (see p. ), b. Sept. 2, 1779, d. Jan. 10, 
1859, and had : 

1. * Zetta, b. Mch. 16, 1807, unm., d. Jan. 17, 1861. 

2. " L. Adelia, b. June 2, 1808, unm., d. June 27, 

1827. 

3. * Adaline, b. Oct. 3, 1809, d. Aug. 5, 1810. 

4. * Daniel S., b. Apl. 9, 1811, m. Nov. 26, 1832, 

Huldahy dau. of Ephraim Mead (see p. 258), 
b. Feb. 5, 18 12, d. Oct. 27, 1882, and had : 

1. 'Ophelia, b. Apl. 16, 1834, m. Sept. 26, 

186 T, d. Jan. 10, 1884 ; she married 
Wm. Long, Sergeant, Company I, loth 
Regt., C. v., d. Aug. 11, 1863, at Morris 
Island, S. C, during the Civil War, and 
had no children. 

2. ' Esther A., b. June 13, 1836, m. Nov. 27, 

1855, IsacLC L, Meady b. Apl. 13, 1834, 
and had (see p. 248). 

3. • Son, d. in infancy. 

4. 'Daniel S., b. Sept. 4, 1839, unm., d. May 

29, 1888, graduate of Yale College, class 
of 1862. 

5. 'Son, d. in infancy. 

6. 'Oliver D., b. Dec. 29, 1842, m. Mch. 13, 

1867, Cornelia A,, dau. of Wm. Scofield, 
(see p. 204), b. Aug. 10, 1841, and had : 



268 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — • Ebbnezer (i)— * Ebsnszbr (2) — • Jared. 

1. * Cora A., b. June 19, 1869, m. Apl. 

II, 1894, Adam R. Guy, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., b. Apl. 10, 1863. 

2. * Olive. M., b. Jan. 29, 1880. 

3. • Lydia S., b. Mch. 3, 1882. 

7. • Abraham, b. Oct. 4, 1846, d. Nov. 4, 1853. 

8. 'Anna H., b. Dec. i, 1848. 

9. ' Sarah H., b. June 30, 1852, unm., d. Jan. 

6, 1871. 
10. • Elizabeth J., b. Apl. 27, 1855. 
5. ^ Adaline, b. Aug. 31, 1812, unm., d. June 5, 

1828. 
6. ' R. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 13, 1814, m. , 

d. May 8, 1866 ; she married, ist, Odle Close, 
and had : 

I. • Elizabeth O., b. Apl. 14, 1835, m. June 

21, 1864, d. Apl. 16, 1887 ; she married 

Chas. Barnes, of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2d. David B. Mead^ b. Aug. 22, 1813, m. Dec. 

16, 1838, d. Mch. 3, 1879, and had (see 

P- ). 
7. ' Jared, b. July 25, 1816, m. May 28, 1843, d. 

Oct. 14, 1852. He was captain of the schooner 

Jonathan Boruniy which was run down at Ver- 

plank's Point on the Hudson River by the 

steamer Frances Skidder on the fourteenth 

day of October, 1852, and all on board were 

lost. He married Clarinda B. McFarland, of 

Hancock, Me., b. Jan. 19, 1824, d. Mch. 3, 

1898, and had : 

1. 'Watson N., b. Feb. 15, 1844, d. July i, 

1863, in the Civil War. 

2. 'Susan E., b. Mch. 10, 1845, i^* J^^* ^Z% 

1868, Frank J. Dewey, b. Feb. 12, 1842, 
and had : 

1. • Evelyn C, b. Jan. 25, 1869. 

2. 'Frank E., b. July 25, 1873, m. June 



Genealogy. 269 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — 'John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenezer (2) — ' Jared. 

23, 1898, Kittie Snowdon, b. July 

i3» 1875- 
3. • Watson, d. in infancy. 

3. ' David N., b. Sept. 9, 1846, unm. 

4. ' Adelia R., b. Oct. 24, 1848, d. Dec. 2, 

1848. 

5. • Emma H., b. Nov. 30, 1852. 

8. 'Edwin, b. Oct. 27, 1819, m. Jan. 29, 1844, 
Maria Reynolds, b. Jan. 16, 1823, and had : 

1. * Julius, of Cal., b. Mch. 29, 1845, unm. 

2. * Cornelia R., of Cal., b. Aug. 20, 1847, m. 

Dec. 28, 1870, Donald MacBeath, and 
had : 

I. 'Alexander E., b. Nov. 2, 1871 ; he 
married and had one child. 

3. • Edwin, of Cal., b. Sept. 10, 1854. 

4. • Sarah M., b. Feb. 14, 1856, d. young. 

5. 'Stephen J., of Cal., b. Feb. 14, 1856. 

6. 'John T., of Cal., b. Dec. 6, 1858. 

7. 'Sarah M., of Cal., b. Dec. 8, i860. 

9. ''S. Merwin, b. Oct. 5, 1823, m. May 20, 1851, 
Elthea Reynolds, b. May 4, 1826, d. Apl. 28, 
1890, and had : 
I. 'MaryL., b. Feb. 24, 1853, m. May 15, 

1873, Alex. B. Brush, of New Fairfield, 

Conn., and had : 

1. 'Alexander A., b. Apl. 8, 1874. 

2. • Ella M., b. 

3. • Anna L., b. 

4. ' Emmarilla, b. 

5. • Ruth, b. 

6. • George M., b. 

7. • Mary E., b. 

8. • Elthea R., b. 

2. ' Daughter, d. in infancy. 

3. 'Ella R., b. July 17, 1857, unm., d. Nov. 

13, 1896. 



270 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' WiLUAii — • John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebenszer (2) — ' Jared. 

4. * George M., b. Aug. 14, 1859, m. Sept. 29, 

1886, I St, Georgia E. Graves, b. 

i860, d. Aug. 23, 1887, no children ; 2d, 

Janette^ dau. of Jared Finch (see p. 276), 

b. May 9, 1868, m. Oct 17, 1893, and 

had : 

7. 'Theodora, b. Aug. 26, 1894. 

2. 'George M., b. July 4, 1896. 

3. • Hobart, b. June 14, 1898. 

5. "Anna R., b. Sept. 25, 1861, m. Oct. 12, 

1 881, Nelson B. Mead, b. Mch. 25, 1860, 
and had (see p. 272). 

6. •Gertrude, b. Aug. 23, 1863, unm. 

7. ' Joshua R., b. Jan. 8, 1866, d. July 11, 

1885. 

8. * Ada B., b. June 12, 1869. 

3. *Lydia, b. Aug. 11, 1781, m. Mch. 14, 1810, d. Jan. 

8, 1849 ; she married Ellison Lockwood, b. Dec. 
13, 1788, and had : 

1. * Albert, b. , m. Mary Murrell. 

2. * Joseph, b. , m. Sarah A. Ward. 

3. * Delia A., b. 

4. * Alma, b. July 26, 1783, unm. 

5. * Hannah, b. May 25, 1788, m. June 19, 1816, d. 

; she married Deacon Jonas Mead^ b. ApL 
13, 1784, d. Aug. 2, 187 1, and had (see p. 249). 
6. 'Jared, b. Sept. 28, 1791, m. , d. Oct. 2, 

1828 ; he married Anna Armstrong, and had : 
I. * Amzi A., b. 
7. • Alvin, b. Nov. 30, 1794, m. Dec. 18, 1821, d. Mch, 
14, 1883 ; he married Eliza Peck, b. Dec. 30, 1790. 
d. Sept. 22, 1864, and had : 
I. * Ralph P., of Oregon, b. Oct. 8, 1822, m. Mch. 
29, 1854, d. Oct. 7, 1862 ; he married Lucy 
M. Molthrop, and had : 
I. 'Charles C, of Oregon, b. Feb. 25, 1855, 
m. Mrs. Charles Kellog. 



Genealogy. 271 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — • John(i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Ebbnezer (a) — 

* Abraham (Capt). 

2. • Ralph R. I., b. 
2. ' Warren B., b. Sept. i6, 1824, m. Mcb. 31, 1856, 
Sarah J. Seers, and had : 

1. • Helen, b. Mch. 9, 1857, d. Oct. 16, 1863. 

2. ' Frank W., b. Sept. 28, 1859, d. Feb. 18, 

1866. 

3. ' Alvin E., b. June 14, 1862, d. in Mexico, 

m. Maria Zuber, and had : 

1. • Nellie S., b. 

2. • Alberto, b. 

4. * Edgar S., of Colo., b. May 14, 1865. 

5. • William S., b. Aug. 28, 1867, d. Apl. i, 

1870. 

6. ' Mary, d. young. 

3. '^ Melancthon W., b. Aug. 12, 1826, m. Nov. 23, 
1865, d. May 30, 1878 ; he married Elizabeth 
B. Benedict, b. Mch. 31, 1838, and had : 

1. • Frank A., of N. J., b. Jan. 24, 1868. 

2. ' Frederick B., b. June 26, 1870. 

4. ^ Cornelia, b. Mch. 12, 1828, m. Nov. 12, 1853, 

Stephen G. White, b. Feb. 17, 1826, d. Oct, 
18, 1881, and had : 

1. " Warren P., b. Nov. 20, 1854, m. Jane 

Sutton. 

2. • Lucy M., b. Feb. 26, 1858, m. Nov. 12, 

1886, Thos. H. Delano. 

3. •Cornelia A., b. Aug. 21, 1859, d. Apl. 30, 

1863. 

5. ^Elam C, b. Oct. 15, 1832, unm., d. Dec. 25, 

1862. 
12. * Abraham (Captain), b. Dec. 14, 1742, m. Jan. 13, 1764, 
d. Dec. 24, 1827 ; he married Keziah^ dau. of Capt 
Isaac Howe, b. Feb. 23, 1743, d. Apl. 16, 1816 (see 
p. ), and had : 

1. •Deborah, b. Jan. , 1766, d. Sept. , 1766. 

2. • Deborah, b. May 6, 1767, unm., d. Mch. 4, 1844. 



272 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John(i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Ebbnezer (2) — 

* Abraham (Capt.). 

3. • Zophar, b. Nov. 22, 1768, m. Jan. 25, 1796, d. Nov. 

30, 1843; he married Huldak^ dau. of Deliverance 
Mead (see p. 257), b. Feb. 26, 1773, d- ^^7 5» 
1857, and had : 

1. 'Abraham D., b. Sept. 28, 1797, unm., d. Oct 

4, 1845. 

2. 'Amelia, b. Sept. 4, 1799, m. Dec. 9, 1828, d. 

Feb. 28, 1833 ; she married Isaac Lyon (see 
p. 255), b. May 12, 1795, d- J^i^X 30> 1873, 
and had : 

1. • Mary E., b. Nov. 19, 1829, d. Jan. 7, 1832. 

2. ' Son, d. in infancy. 

3. ' Oliver, b. Dec. 8, 1800, unm., d. Mch. 19, 1887. 

4. ' Louisa, b. Apl. 10, 1803, m. May 12, 1834, d. 

Aug. 17, 1834; she married Jonas Stafford, b. 
Oct. 2, 1794, and had no children. 

5. ' Mary E., b. Nov. 18, 1806, unm., d. Feb. 28, 

1823. 

6. ' Esther, b. Oct. 28, 1810, unm., d. May, 3, 1847. 

7. 'Sarah H., b. Oct. 6, 1812, unm., d. Nov. 19, 

1857. 

4. • Isaac, b. Dec. 8, 1770, m. Feb. i, 1804, d. Jan. 31, 

1849 ; he married Clarinda^ dau. of Nehemiah 
Mead (see p. ), b. July 28, 1776, d. Mch. 20, 
1856, and had : 

I. 'Augustus (Hon.), b. Jan. i, 1805, m. Sept. 12, 
T832, d. Apl. 22, 1864 ; he married, ist, Sarah 
M. Husted, b. Mch. 23, 1809, d. Oct. 2, 1857, 
and had no children ; 2d, Elizabeth Z., dau. 
of Ephraim Mead (see p. 259), b. Oct. 17, 
1826, m. Mch. 23, 1859, d. Apl. 4, 1890, and 
had : 

I. "Nelson B., b. Mch. 25, i860, m. Oct. 12, 
i88[, Anna /?., dau. of S. Merwin Mead 
(see p. 270), b. Sept. 25, 1861, and had : 
I. • Augustus, b. Aug. 7, 1883. 



Genealogy. 273 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

William — •John (i) — ' Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

• Caleb (Capt.) 

2. * Elizabeth L., b. June 30, 1886. 

3. * George G., b. Aug. 4, 1888. 

4. • Nelson B., b. 

5. * Anna R., b. June 9, 1896. 

2. "Augustus I., b. Nov. 21, 1861, m. Nov. 3, 

1886, Mary Elisabeth^ dau. of Solomon 
Mead, (see p. ), b. July 25, 1861, and 
had : 

1. * Mildred, b. Feb. 9, 1890. 

2. * Stuart A., b. Mch. 17, 1892. 

3. • Oliver Z., b. Nov. 21, 1861, d. young. 

4. • Samuel C, b. Nov. 11, 1863, d. young. 

5. • Esther, b. Dec. 20, 1773, unm., d. Oct. 28, 1810. 

6. • Oliver, b. May 13, 1775, d. young. 

7. • Lucy, b. May 14, 1778, d. in infancy. 

8. • Lucy, b. May , 1779, d. young. 

/ 2. * Caleb, b. , 1694, m. Feb. , 1716, d. , 1733 ; he 

married Mary Holmes, and had : 

y I. ' Caleb (Capt.), b. Oct. 28, 1716, m. Dec. 2, 1736, d. Jan., 

1798 ; he married Hannah, dau. of Samuel Rundle, b. 

Apl. 24, 1716, d. , 1770, and had : 

4 I. • Caleb (Sergeant), b. Sept. 7, 1737, m. , 

i759i d* ; ^e married Orpha Hobby, 

and had : 

1. "^ Rachel, b. 

2. ^ Amy, b. 

3. ^ Huldah, b. , m. Epenetus Mead (see 

p. ) ; no children. 

4. ^ Hannah, b. 

5. ^ Elizabeth, b. 

) 6. * Caleb, b. , m. 

he married , and had : 

1. • Phcbe, b. 

2. • Harvey, b. , m. Margaret Weaver 

and had : 
I. • John, b. 

x8 



274 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* WiLUAM — * John (i)— * Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i] 

* Caleb (Capt.). 

2. • Helen, b. 

3. • Kate, b. 

4. * Charles, b. 

3. • Tammy, b. , m. — Silleck. 

4.'HaDford, b. May 6, 1795, m. May 20, 
1829, d. Jan. 16, 1836 ; he married Har- 
riet Van Eldert, and had : 

1. * Elizabeth E., b. May 20, 1830. 

2. * Charles H., b. Dec. 18, 1831, m. Apl. 

24, i860, Serena Bloodgood, d. 1861. 

3. • Mary J., b. Dec. 28, 1833, m. ApL 7, 

1870, d. Oct. 20, 1873 ; she married 
Alexander G. Dupuy. 

4. • Hanford, b. Nov. 29, 1835, d. Oct. 20, 

1837. 

5. • Charlotte, b. , m. John Silleck. 

6. • MiUs H., b. , m. , 1828, d. 

Jan. , 1841 ; he married Mary J. Brown. 

7. • Samuel, b. 

8. • Joseph, b. 

9. • Phebe, b. , m. John McAuley. 

7. * Jemima, b. 

8. ^ Rebecca, b. , m. Joseph Studwell, whose 

first wife was Sa/fyf dau. of Abel Mead (see 
p. ), and had : 

1. ' Eliza, b. 

2. ' Alexander, b. 

3. * Augustus, b. 

4. • John J., b. 

5. • Joseph, b. 

6. • Sarah M., b. 

7. • George H., b. 

2. * Hannah, b. Mch. 13, 1739, m. Jonathan Hobby, 

removed to Lanesboro, Mass. 

3. * Stephen, b. Mch. 2, 1741, m. , d. Apl. 22, 

1794; he married Elizabeth Hobby, b. , 1744, 
d. Feb. 27, 1827, and had : 



Genealogy. 275 

THE JOHN LINE— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

 WiLLiAM-r' John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

* Caleb (Capt.). 

I. ^ Samantha, b. , m. Lockwood Reynolds. 

4. ' Deborah, b. Apl. ii, 1743, m. , d. June 34, 

1809 ; she married Jehiel Mead^ b. , i743» d. 

July i6y 1826, and had (see p. ). 
5. ' Rebecca, b. Feb. 18, 1744, m. , d. June 6, 

1822 ; she married Nathaniel Reynolds, b. , 

1746, and had : 

I. ' Nathaniel, b. Sept. 7, 1772, d. Apl. 4, 1838 ; he 
married Elizabeth Banks. 
6. ' Elkanah, b. Mch. 6, 1746, m. , 1776, d. 

June 20, 1816 ; he married Hannah^ dau. of 

Ebenezer Mead (3) (see p. 227), b. Mch. 6, i753i 

d. Nov. 12, 1785, and had : 

1. ^ Hannah, b. Mch. 4, 1777, m. Jan. 23, 1796, d. 

July 4, 1826 ; she married David Husted, d. 
Sept. 21, 1856, and had : 

1. • David, b. Jan. 5, 1797. 

2. * Elkanah, b. Apl. 2, 1798. 

3. • Sally, b. Jan. 8, 1800. 

4. ' Hannah, b. Jan. 7, 1802. 

5. 'Lawrence, b. Feb. 11, 1804. 

6. ' Amos, b. Jan. 3, 1806. 

7. 'Joseph, b. Jan. 9, 1808. 

8. • Lot, b. Nov. 30, 1809. 

9. ' William, b. Mch. 4, 18 12. 

10. ' Alice, b. Feb. 9, 18 14. 

11. ' Mary A., b. Dec. 10, 1816. 

12. ' Nancy E., b. Feb. 26, 1819, m. Augustus 

W. Husted. 
13. • Drake, b. Mch. 19, 1821. 

2. ^ Sarah, b. Aug. 18, 1779, m. , d. Feb. 19, 

1854 ; she married Benjamin Smith, and had : 
I. ' Hanford, b. , unm., d. aged 26. 

3. ^ Amos, b. July 7, 1781, m. Mch. 24, 1803, d. 

Aug. 24, 1850 ; he married, ist, Alice Belcher, 
d. Feb. 17, 1815 ; 2d, Mary Purdy, m. Nov. 



276 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — 'John (i) — 'Ebenezer (i) — ^ Caleb (1) — 

• Caleb (Capt). 

14, i8i6y d. Mch I, 1832, and had by his ist 
wife no children ; by his 2d wife : 

1. ' Elkanah, b. Mch. 16, 1818, m. Mch. 4, 

1839, d. Apl. 12, 1894 ; he married Jane^ 
dau. of Ephraim Mead (see p. 258), b. 
July 23, i8i7y d. Apl. 28, 1872, and had: 

1. * Thirza J., b. Jan. 14, 1841, d. June 

i3> 1843. 

2. * Catharine L., b. Aug. 20, 1842, unm., 

d. Jan. 31, 1893. 

3. • Hannah B., b. Dec. 23, 1844, m. Oct. 

17, 1866, d. Jan. II, 187 1 ; she mar- 
ried Jared Finch, and had : 
I. " Janette M., b. May 9, i868, m. 
Oct. 17, 1893, Geo. M, Mead^ 
b. Aug. 14, 1859, and had (see 
p. 270). 

4. • Elizabeth H., b. Jan. 13, 1847. 

5. • E. Belcher, b. Apl. 15, 1849. 

6. * Elkanah, b. June 23, 185 1, m. Oct. 

20, 1880, Esther L. Waterbury, b. 
July II, 1857, and had: 

1. " E. Belcher, b. May 11, 1884, d. 

July 31, 1885. 

2. '^ Katharine L., b. June 30, 1886. 

3. "Winifred E., b. Nov. 21, 1889. 

7. " Stephen W., b. July 25, 1853, d. Apl. 

29» 1855. 

8. • Abram V., b. June 30, 1857. 

2. • Catherine, b. Nov. 13, 1819, m. June i, 

1840, d. Apl. 18, 1895; she married Wm. 
L. Lyon, b. Aug. 25, 1808, d. June 30, 
1858, and had: 

1. " Mary L., b. Mch. 10, 1841, m. Sept 

II, 1862, Luke A. Lockwood. 

2. 'Amos M., b. Mch. 7, 1843, "*• Bessie 

Clark. 



Genealogy. 277 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — ' Ebenezer (i) — ^ Caleb (i) — 

* Caleb (Capt). 

3. * James, b. May 27, 1845, m. Victorine 

Jefferson. 

4. * Elizabeth D., b. July 28, 1848. 

5. • Catharine W., b. May 18, 1850, m. 

Vanderbilt Buxton. 

6. * Clarinda M., b. Jan. 29, 1852, m. 

Edwin Moire. 

7. * William L., b. Jan. 16, 1854, d. Jan. 

5, 1895, in Arizona. 

8. * Charles O., b. Mch. 2, 1856, m. Ida 

Poillon. 

3. • Stephen W., b. Aug. 15, 182 1, m. Feb. 11, 

185 1, d. Feb. 23, 1852; he married Mary 
E. Mackay, d. Dec. 13, 1873, and had : 
I. • Mary W., b. Jan. 11, 1852, unm. 

4. * E. Belcher, b. Aug. 20, 1823, unm., d. 

Apl..5, 1849. 

5. • Sarah P., b. June 15, 1825, m. Oct. 15, 

1849, d. Sept. 4, 1859; she married ^m^^ 
M. Brush (see p. 265), b. Jan. 9, 1825, 
and had: 

1. • Joseph W., b. July 11, 1850, d. young. 

2. * Richard M., b. July 19, 1852, d. 

young. 

3. 'Amos E., b. July 12, 1854, m. Nov. 

17, 1883, Elizabeth Luke, b. Jan. 
29, 1859. 

4. * Augustus M., b. May 13, 1856, m. 

Sarah K. Hodgeman. 

5. * Son, d. in infancy. 

6. * Eveline, b. Nov. 8, 1828, m. May i, 1850, 

d. May 20, 1855; she married Stephen G. 
Howe of Bedford, N.Y., and had: 

1. • Mary P., b. Feb. 28, 1851. 

2. 'Stephen G., b. Aug. 31, 1853. 

3. • John C, b. May 9, 1855. 



278 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) —  Ebbnezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

* Caleb (Capt.) 

7. * Edgar, b. , 1^30, d. young. 

8. • Mary P., b. Feb. 8, 1832, m. Nov. 19, 

185 1, d. July 35, 1853; she married John 
G. Clark, of Bedford, N. Y., and had: 

I. • Amos M., b. Oct. 2, 1852, m. 

Miller. 
7. 'Jonah, b. Dec. 3, 1748, m. Sept. 17, 1772, d. Feb. 

21, 1827; he married, ist, Rachel^ dau. of Peter 

Mead (see p. ), b. Sept. 23, 1752, d. Nov. 17, 

1773; 2d, Mary Husted, b. Apl. 11, 1761, m. 

July 6, 1778, d. June, 11, 1791; 3d, Mary^ dau. 

of Silas Mead (see p. 240), b. June 20, 1762, m. 

Dec. 4, i794> d. Feb. 28, 1837, and had by his 

ist wife: 

1. * Rachel, b. Nov. 15, 1773, m. Daniel Close and 

moved to Geneva, N. Y., and had: 
I. ' Zacheus, M., b. 
2. ' Erastus S., b. 

3. • Elsie, b. 

4. • Peter M., b. 

5.  Sophronia, b. 

6. • Jonah M., b. 
By his 2d wife : 

2. 'Mary, b. Apl. 25, 1779, m. Jan. 11, 1799, d. 

Mch. 28, 1864; she married Andrew Hub- 
bard, b. July 18, 1778, and had: 

1. • Allen, b. Oct. 15, 1799. 

2. • Maria, b. Dec. 3, 1801. 

3. • Jane, b. Apl. 4, 1804, d. Aug. 4, 1819. 

4. • Azuba M., b. Oct. 28, 1805. 

5. • Husted, b. Oct. 8, 1806, d. Aug. 4, 18 19. 

6. • Anna A., b. July 6, 1811, unm., d. Oct. 6, 

1847. 

7. • Dixon, b. Oct. 30, 1813, d. Aug. 12, 1819. 

8. • Hannah, b. Mch. 2, 1816, d. July 30, 1819. 

9. • Harriet, b. Mch. 2, 18 18, m. Peter Colgrove. 



Genealogy. 279 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich^ Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

•Caleb (Capt). 

10. • Mead, b. Apl. 4, 1822, unm. 

3. ^ Lot, b. Nov. 10, 1780, UDm., d. June 20, i866. 

4. ' Electa, b. Aug. 30, 1782, m. Jan. 19, 1803, d. 

Jan. 5, 1855; she married Manoah Mead^ and 
had (see p. ). 

5. * Drake, b. Aug. 7, 1784, d. Oct. 14, 1792. 

6. ' Azuba, b. Jan. 9, 1787, m. Nov, 30, 1808, d. 

Jan. 21, 1 861; she xxizxntA Ephraim Meadyh. 
Mch. 15, 1775, d. July 16, 1850, and had (see 

p. 257). 

7. 'Jonah, b. Aug. 10, 1790, d. Jan. 10, 1791. 

8. ' Stephen, b. Aug. 10, 1790, d. young. 
By his 3d wife : 

9. ' Drake, b. July i, 1796, m. Sept. 8, 1828, d. 

Sept. 13, 1875 ; he married Julia A. Knapp, 
b. Feb. 12, 1801, d. Aug. 19, 1843, and had: 

1. ' Cornelius, b. June 20, 1829, m. Apl. 4, 

1 86 1, Frances A. Cheeseman, b. Apl. 21, 
1833, and had: 

1. • Walter C, of Colo., b. June 20, 1866. 

2. • Edgar T., b. Feb. 4, 1868. 

3. • M. Grace, b. Dec. 10, 1869, m. Nov. 

16, 1898, Wm. R. Talbot. 

2. • William J., b. Nov. 18, 1832, m. Nov. 6, 

1856, ist, Catharine Carroll, d. May 17, 
1869; 2d, Sarah T. Carroll, m. Aug. 25, 
1 88 1, d. Sept. 10, 1901 ; daughters of 
Nicholas Carroll of N. Y., and had by 
his ist wife: 

1. • Drake C, b. Oct 6, 1857. 

2. • Edward W., b. Sept. 15, 1858, m. Nov. 

22, 1893, Lina B. Seixas, and had : 

I. " Barbara W.,b. 
3. 'Julia A. K., b. Sept. 17, 1859, m. 
Apl. 20, 1 89 1, Walter L, Sackett{see 
p. 260), b. Mch. 27, 1857, and had : 



28o The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

William — * John (i)— * Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

' Caleb (Capt). 

1. " Katharine C, b. Oct. 26, 1893. 

2. "Walter L., b. Jan. 26, 1896. 
4. ' Elizabeth C, b. Jan. 19, 1861. 

5. * William J., b. Aug. 10, 1862. 

6. * Cornelia F., b. Not. 25, 1863, unm. 

d. July 28, 1900. 
7. ' Francis D., b. June r6, 1865, m. Jan. 

9, 1901, Lucy D. Rogers. 
8. ' Katharine C, b. Aug. 16, 1866. 
9. • Sarah T., b. Dec. 28, 1867, d. Jan. 

29, 1868. 

10. * Hannah, b. Jan. 7, 1799, ^* ^^ infancy. 

11. * Hannah, b. June i, 1800, unm., d. Aug. i, 1880. 

8. ' Mary, b. Aug. 5, 1750, m. Ezekiel Reynolds. 

9. 'Abel, b. July 7, 1752, m. , d. ; he 

married Phebe Reynolds, and had : 

I. * Benjamin, b. Feb. 22, 1777, m. 1804, d. Aug. 

28, 1859 ; he married, ist, Eunice Knapp ; 

2d, Elizabeth Howe, b. Feb. 24, 179 i,m. Dec. 

25, 1834, and had : 

I. 'Ardemmon, b. 1812, m. Dec. , 1832, 
Betsy Ferris. 

2. 'Phebe, b. June 29, 1814, m. Dec. 16, 1835, 

d. Feb. 25, 1873 ; she married Peter 
Buzsing, of Mt. Kisco, N. Y., and had : 
I. • Eunice, b. Oct. 6, 1836, d. young. 

3. • Caleb K., of Bedford, N. Y., b. Sept. 8, 

1816, m. Nov. II, 1845, Hannah Ferris, 

b. Sept. 24, 182 1, and had : 

I. * Levi, b. Sept. i, 1846, m. Dec. 16, 

1867. 
2. ' Benjamin, b. Oct. 18, 1847. 

3. * Eunice E., b. Feb. 23, 1849, ™- Mch. 

3. 1869, Jacob Buckhout 

4. * William, b. Mch. 12, 1850, d. young. 

5. • Irwin, b. Apl. 30, 185 1. 



Genealogy. 281 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ^" John (i)— " Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

* Caleb (Capt). 

6. * Hannah, b. Apl. 30, 1855. 

7. 'Caleb L., b. May 25, 1857. 

8. * James G., b. Mch. 26, 1859, d. young. 
9. ' Thomas A., b. June 23, i860. 

10. * Charles M., b. Mch. 19, 1862. 
1 1. ' Elkanah D., b. Oct. 14, 1864. 

4. * Eliza, d. young. 

5. * Emmeline, b. , m., ist, Clark 

Cantield; 2d, Gideon Reynolds, and had: 
I. 'Arden V., 

6. • Fanny, b. 

2. ^ Zadok, b. , m. , d. ; he 

married Nancy Knapp, and had : 

1. "Benjamin, b. 

2. • Angeline, b. , m. Todd. 

3. • Sally, b. 

4. • Lucy, b. , m. McDonald. 

3. ' Phebe, b. , m. Peter Brine. 

4. *Lucy, b. Feb. 16, 1786, m. Dec. 25, 181 1, d. 

Nov. 21, 1869 ; she married John Clark, of 
Bedford, N. Y., b. Dec. 23, 1789, d. Aug. 30, 
1863, and had : 

1. 'Julia, b. Jan. 24, 1813, d. Jan. 4, 1848. 

2. 'Phebe, b. Dec. 30, 1814. 

3. ' Hannah, b. Dec. 15, 1816. 

4. ' Mead, b. Sept. 18, 1820. 

5. • John, b. Oct. 23, 1822. 

6. • Mary, b. May 30, 1827. 

7. 'Eliza J., b. July 15, 1831, d. Sept. 27, 

1335. 

5. "^ Fanny, b. , m. Shadrach Briggs. 

6. ' Anna, b. , m. Abel Reynolds. 

7. ^ Sally, b. , m. Joseph Studwell ; she was 

his ist wife ; his 2d was Rebecca^ dau. of 
Caleb Mead (3) (see p. 274), and had : 
I. • Edwin, of So. Salem, N. Y., b. 
2. ' Daughter, d. in infancy. 



282 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

^William — ^•John (i)— 'Ebenezer (i) — ^ Caleb (i) — * Jeremiah. 

lo. ' Zadoky b. Oct. 6, 1754, d. , 1776. 
II. 'Jemima, b. Aug. 12, 1756, m. Feb. i, 1776, d. Apl. 
4$ 1^37 t she married Enoch Mecui^h, Apl. 9, 1766, 
d. Sept 10, 1807, and had (see p. 227). 
3. * Stephen, b. Sept. 26, 17 18. 

3. 'Mary, b. Jan. 2, 1720. 

4. * Sarah, b. Dec. 31, 1722. 

5. 'Abigail, b. Feb. 12, 1725. 

6. 'Jeremiah, b. Feb. 13, 1727, m. , 1749, d. Feb. 5, 

1815 ; he married Amy Lockwood, b. Mch. xi, 1734, 

d. Aug. 29, 1814, and had : 

I. ' Jeremiah, b. , m. , d. ; he mar- 

ried Esther Peck, and removed to Springfield, 
Ind., and had : 



I. ' Luke, b. 




2. ' Hugh, b. 




3. * Harriet, b. , m. Peck. 




4. ^ Eliza, b. , m. Dr. Drake. 




5. ' Walter, b. 




6. * Benjamin C, b. , m. , d. 


, 1848; 


he married Cunningham, d. 


• 1834, 


and had : 





I. • James W. C, b. Dec. 19, 1832, m. July 
7, 1856, Claudy de Ville d'Auray, b. Jan. 
27, 1839, and had : 
I. ' Maurice E., of St. Louis, Mo., b. May 

'9. 1859- 

2. * Anna B., b. Apl. 4, 1862. 

3. • Joseph, of New Orleans, b. Apl. 26, 

1866. 

4. • Mary C. A., b. Oct. 24, 1870. 

5. • James W. H., of Danforth Mills, S. C, 

b. June 21, 187 1. 
7. ^ Fanny, b. , m. Dr. Erastus Close, 

and had : 

1. • Sarah A., b. 

2. • Cornelia G., b. 



Genealogy. 283 

THEtJOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — ^"John (i) — 'Ebenez£r(i) — * Caleb (i) — * Jeremiah 

— '"Samuel Miller." 

8. * Charlotte, b. 

9. * Levi, b. 

2. * Alpheus, b. , removed to Chittenden Co., 

Vt. 

3. • Lockwood, b. , m. , Mercy Weed, of 

Lanesboro, Mass., removed to Hinesburg, Chit- 
tenden Co., Vt., and had : 

I. ' Lockwood, b. , m. Sarah , d. Mch. 

30, 1872. 
4.* Simeon, b. June lo, 1765, m. in 1791, d. July 14, 
1848. While in a wrestling match at a "raisin'," 
in Greenwich, Connecticut, when only a youth, he 
accidentally threw his antagonist with such vio- 
lence that a fatal injury was inflicted. He then 
went to Lee, Massachusetts, assuming the name of 
"Samuel Miller," which he retained until his 
death. He married at Lee, Massachusetts, Pris- 
cilla Jenkins, b. , 1771, d. Dec. 15, 1831, and 

finally settled at Chenango, Broome County, New 
York. His descendants still retain the name of 
" Miller," and are as follows : 

1. ' Aurelia, b. , 1792, m. Reuben Palmer ; she 

d. May 17, 1873. 

2. ' Herod, b. Nov. 24, 1796, m. , 1823, d. Sept. 

26, 1863 ; he married Sophronia Stone, b. 
Aug. 6, 1799, d. Mch. 6, 1869, and had : 

1. ' Maria, b. May 2, 1824, m. George E. 

Robinson ; she d. Sept. i, 1895. 

2. ' Rhoda A., b. Sept. 28, 1825, m. Samuel 

Lee ; she d. Oct. , 1878, and had : 
t. • Grace, b. 

2. " Elmer, b. 

3. • Sophronia, b. 

3. 'Samuel, b. Jan. 9, 1827, unm., d. May 24, 

1868. 



284 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — •John(i) — ' Ebenezer (i)—* Caleb (i) — * Jeremiah 

— • " Samuel Miller." 

4. 'Charles, b. Feb. 25, 1828, m. , d. 

Dec. 3, 1889 ; he married Rachel Louns- 
bury, and had : 
I. • Arthur, b. 

5. 'Alfred B., b. Apl. 3, 1831, m. Sept 16, 

1873, Katharine Hume, b. Aug. 19, 1841, 
and had : 

1. • Robert H., b. July 25, 1875. 

2. • Edward H., b. June 14, 1878. 

6. * Sophronia, b. Dec. 22, 1832, unm., d. 

June 28, 1833. 

7. ■Franklin, b. Dec. 22, 1832, unm., d. Sept 

28, 1838. 

8. 'Sophina, b. Sept. 20, 1834, unm., d. ApL 

19, 1885. 

9. 'Wallace, b. July 21, 1837, m. , d. 

Feb. 6, 1884 ; he married Harriet D. 
Poet, and had : 

1. • Jesse, b. Mch. 10, 1868, d. Sept. 17, 

1876. 

2. • Helen, b. May 25, 1879. 

3. • Herod, b. Mch. 6, 1883. 

10. • Emily, b. July 27, 1842, m. Alfred Brooks, 
and had : 

1. • Mary, b. June 9, 1870. 

2. • Sophronia, b. Oct 15, 1882. 

3. ^ Betsey, b. Apl. 7, 1799, m. Abram Graves; she 

d. Jan. 7, 1888. 

4. 'Rhoda, b. Oct , 1801, m. Josiah Byram ; she 

d. May 20, 1887. 

5. 'Polly, b. Oct. 26, 1804, m. Revilo Keelor ; she 

d. July 30, 1857. 

6. ' Griselda, b. May 12, 1807, m. David Holt ; she 

d. Apl. 13, 1888. 

7. 'Joanna, b. Mch. , 1810, m. Beriah Bishop ; 

she d. July 9, 1858. 



Genealogy. 285 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

t T • T i Warren Co., 

• Jeremiah — * James, < NY 

8. * Caroline, b. Oct. 14, 1813, m. William Pren- 

tice; she d. June 16, 1887. 

9. ^ Harriet, b. Aug. is, 1 818, m. Hiram King ; she 

d. Oct. 26, 1894. 
5. * James, b. Jan. 8, 1769, removed to Warren Co., 

N. Y., m. Aug. 25, 1796, d. Sept. 16, 1837 ; he 

married Anna Potter, b. June 26, 1777, d. , 

1870, and had : 

I. ^Jeremiah, b. May 19, 1797, m. Apl. 8, 1820, 
Ruhamah Lord, b. Mch. 18, 1800, d. Aug. 28, 
1852, removed to Nashua, la., and had : 

1. ' Mary, b. Oct. 16, 182 1, m. June 10, 1841, 

d. Aug. 28, 1854 ; she married E. H. 
Gills, b. , 181 1, d. Nov. 7, 1855, and 
had: 

1. * Emeline, b. Apl. 10, 1842. 

2. • Myron, b. Aug. 14, 1843. 

3. " Mary J., b. Aug. 14, 1845, d. young. 

4. • Calista J., b. Sept. 30, 1848. 

5. 'Alice R., b. Feb. 28, 185 1. 

2. * Alvira, b. Aug. 23, 1823, m. July 2, 1846, 

Deodat Butler, b. Oct. 22, 182 1, and had : 

1. * Clarinda, b. June 4, 1847. 

2.  Mary A., b. July 10, 1850. 

3. • Myron D., b. Nov. 9, 1852. 

4. • Byron J., b. Nov. 4, 1854. 

5. "William M., b. Oct. 14, 1857. 

6. "James H., b. Sept. 12, 1859. 

7. "Warren W., b. Mch. 24, 1865. 

3. 'Luna A., b. Nov. i, 1825, m. , 1852, 

Christian Hiltz, of Seckleville, Wis. 

4. • James, b. Dec. 23, 1827, d. Feb. 14, 1850. 

5. "Ormun, b. July 18, 1830, m. Jan. i, 1854, 

d. Oct. 17, 1854 ; he married Louisa 

Rice, and had : 

I "Florence, b. Dec.25, 1854. 



286 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — 

• Jeremiah-* James, j Warren^Co., 

6. * Ira, of Nashua, la., b. May i6, 1833. 

7. 'William A., b. Nov. 2, 1834, d. Sept. i, 

1858. 

8.* 

9. •Warren, b. Apl. 4, 1838, d. Mcb. 27, 1867. 

10. ' Erastus, of Mariette, 111., b. Feb. 8, 1840. 

11. 'John W., b. Dec. 23, 1844, d. Sept. , 

1849. 
2. 'Gideon, b. Aug. 31, 1798. 
3. ' Hernando, b. Jan. 12, 1800, d. July 25, 1819. 
4. ' Simeon, b. Feb. 14, 1802, d. Sept. 28, 1880 ; 

he married Susan , of Cedar Falls, la. 

5. 'Rhoda, b. Aug. 15, 1843, ^' Oc^- 3'f 1831, 

Benj. Lamphear, of Warren Co., N. Y., b. 

Feb. I, 1797, and had : 

I. 'Phebe A., b. July i, 1835, m. Henry 
Shellers. 

2. • Mary E., b. July 23, 1837, m. Joseph 

Wills. 

3. 'Theresa, b. Mch. 4, 1844. 

4. ' Anna, b. Dec. 21, 1848, m. Zail Hewitt. 

6. 'James, b. May 10, 1807, m. May 11, 1831, d. 

July 26, 1873 > h^ married Thirza Rhoda, b. 
Jan. 29, 1806, d. Mch. 28, 1875, and had : 

1. • Lois A., b. Feb. 18, 1832, d. Jan. 5, 1855. 

2. • Mary A., b. May 7, 1834, d. July 4, 1837. 

3. 'Charles R., b. Mch. 31, 1837, d. July i, 

1839- 

4. ' Martha, b. June 25, 1840, d. Aug. 9, 1840. 

5. 'Mary, b. June 25, 1840, d. Oct. i, 1840. 

6. ' James, b. May 20, 1844, d. May 25, 1844. 

7. 'Thirza G., b. June 12, 1847, m. Feb. 20, 

1889, Richard J. Todd, of Fayette ville, 
N. Y. 

7. 'Warren W., of Warren Co., Tenn., b. Nov. 3, 

1808. 



Genealogy. 287 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — • John (i) — " Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — * Jeremiah 

— • Edmund. 

8. *Phebe H., b. Aug. 4, iSii, m. Dec. 15, 1852, 

d. Apl. 24, 1889 ; she married Joseph M. 
Demmon, of Lyons, N. Y., b. Oct. 30, 1790, 
d. Mch. 19, 1886. 

9. * Susanna A., b. June 27, 1814, m. Nov. 30, 

1843, Levi S. Trumbull, of Warren Co., N. 
Y., and had : 

1. ' James A., b. Apl. 23, 1845, d. Oct. 31, 1869. 

2. • Levi S., b. Mch. 25, 1846. 

3. 'Charles W., of Luzerne, N. Y., b. Aug. 

II, 1851. 
10. * Hernando C, b. May i, 1820, m. Oct. 11, 
1843, is^* Harriet Steams, b. Dec. 30, 1822, d. 
Aug. 23, 1850; 2d, Charlotte Burnett, b. Sept. 
7, 1827, m. Oct. II, 1854, d. June 30, 1865 ; 
3d, Annie E. Waite, of Jackson, Mich., b. 
July 26, 1837, m. Jan. 31, 1870, and had : 

1. ' Francis, b. Nov. i, 1844, d. June 16, 1845. 

2. ' Charles H., b. Apl. 4, 1846, d. July 9, 1847. 

3. "Annie, b. July 8, 1849, d. Dec. 23, 1849. 
4.* Emily C, b. Apl. 24, 1856, d. Aug. 11, 

1857. 

5. ' Anna A., b. July 26, i860, d. Mch. 21,1861. 

6. • Jennie, b. Nov. 2, 1862. 

6. • Edmund, b. June 22, 1772, m. , d. June 5, 

1855 ; he married Rebecca Knapp, b. Dec. 16, 
1774, d. Aug. II, 1839, and had : 
I. ^ Laura, b. Mch. 17, 1796, m. Nov. 29, 1814, d. 

Oct. 30, 1863 ; she married Jonathan Brush, 

and had : 

1. • Lydia A., b. , m. Mortimer Lindsley. 

2. " Rebecca, b. , m. Philander Kenney, 

of New Milford, Pa. 

3. • Amy M., b. , m. J. Van Valkenburg. 

4. ' Edmund, b. 

5. • Charles, b. 

6. • Irving, b. 



288 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

• William — • John (i) — ' Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i)—* Jeremiah 

— • Edmund. 

7. • Rachel, b. , m. McLellan. 

8. • Eunice, b. , m. Conklin. 

2. 'James, b. June 23, 1797, m. Oct. 11, 1821, d. 

May 22, 1867; he married Deborah Palmer. 

3. * Allan S., b. Jan. 21, 1799, ^' ^ov, 8, 1822, d. 

June 16, 1849 ; he married Rachel Hait, b. 
Jan. 26, 1804, d. Jan. 18, 1886, and had : 

1. • Seth H., b. Nov. 3, 1823, m. Apl. 9, 1851, 

Mary Gregory, of Peekskill, N. Y., b. 
Mch. , 1828, and had : 

1. • Rachel A., b. May 6, 1852. 

2. * Janette E., b. Jan. 14, 1854, m. Oct 

22, 1879, Frederick Lent, b. ApL , 
1852. 

3. 'Seth A., b. Feb. 2, 1864. 

2. • Beverly, E.. D.D.S., b. Mch. 8, 1826, m. 

Oct. 26, 1853, Elizabeth J. Weed, b. , 
1 83 1, and had : 

1. 'Carrie, b. Feb. 6, 1857. 

2. • Libbie, b. July 21, i860, m. Nov. 11, 

1885, J. Merritt Smith, b. Aug. 30, 
1849. 

3. • Edward I., D.D.S., b. Nov. 27, 1867, 

m. Sept. 9, 1896, Mary Mills. 

3. ' William K., b. Jan. 31, 1829, m. Sept. 12, 

1854, Amanda M. Wilde, b. Sept 5, 1835, 
and had : 

1. • Elizabeth A., b. Dec. 17, 1855. 

2. • Allan W., b. Aug. 27, i860, d. young. 

3. • Nellie A., b. May 28, 1864. 

4. • Annie M., b. Feb. 4, 1868. 

4. 'Nehemiah, of la., b. May 31, 1831, m. 

Oct 10, i860, I St, Miranda Stoutemyer ; 
2d, Elizabeth Dunham, b. July 19, 1845, 
m. Sept. 13, 187 1, and had : 

1. • Miranda, b. 

2. • Nehemiah P., d. aged seven. 



Genealogy. 289 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ■John (i) — 'Ebenezer (i) — ^Calbb (i) — 'Jere- 
miah. 

3. • Rachel, d. in infancy. 

4. • Nehemiah, b. Dec. 30, 1878. 

5. ' Sarah R., b. Apl. 24, 1834, m. Sept. 4, 

1855, Daniel Hurlburt, b. Jan. 12, 1828, 
and had : 

1. • Fred L., b. May 8, 1857. 

2. • Carrie D., b. Nov. 7, 1865. 

3. • Lulu A., b. Mch. 15, 1873. 

6. " Rachel A., b. June 11, 1836, m. Aug. 30, 

1856, Charles F. Horton, of Akron, la., 
b. Mch. 15, 1833, and had : 

1. • Flora A., b. Mch. 22, 1858, m. Sept. 

iS> iS75> William R. Breed. 

2. • Lila v., b. Oct. i, 1862. 

7. * James A. (Dr.), of Chicago, b. Feb. 8, 

1841, m. Oct. 23, 1867, d. Feb. 18, 1882 ; 
he married Eliza Thorp, b. Apl. 26, 
1847, and had : 

1. • Mary F., b. Dec. 7, 1868, d. young. 

2. • Allen H., b. Mch. 17, 1870. 

3. • Son, b. Sept. 14, 1873. 

8. " John H., of 111., b. Oct. 8, 1843, d- Feb. 

10, 1874. 

9. • Mary L., b. Feb. 12, 1847, m. Aug. 28, 

1878, Rev. Russell L. Cheney, of Wis. 
4. 'Amy, b. Oct.* 26, 1800, m. Aug. 25, 1843, d. 

, 1880 ; she married Harvey Briggs. 
5.* Reuben F., b. May 13, 1802, m. Aug. 11, 
1830, d. Feb. 2, 1886 ; he married Sarah 
Reynolds, and had : 

1. • Charles E., of Neb., b. , m. 

Miller, and had : 

1. • Anna, b. 

2. • Emily, b. 

2. ' Rebecca A., b. , m. Jas. Lockwood. 

3. 'Allen, b. Feb. 7, 1837, m. in Jan. 1868, 



290 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — ' Jeremiah. 

ist, Mary E. Weed, d. Jan. 24, 1878, 
and had no children ; 2d, Harriet E. 
Ferris, b. Dec. 15, 1846, and had : 

1. • Florence A., b. 

2. * Emma H., b. 

4. " Abel R., b. , m. Rachel Balcom, 

and had : 
I. • Anna, b. 

5. • Hibbard, d. in the Civil War, Aug. 13, 

1863. 

6. * Alfred H., b. Oct. 19, 1804, m. Jan. 25, 1845, 

d. Jan. 22, 1877 ; he married Eliza Ferris, 
and had : 

1. • William R., b. , m. Mary Dent, 

and had : 
I. ' Ida, b. 

2. ^ Elizabeth A., b. 

7. ^ Eunice M., b. Nov. 24, 1806, m. Jan. 6, 

1 83 1, Alfred Rundle. 

8. * Lydia A., b. Feb. 6. 1809, m. Mch. 27, 1850, 

Henry Ferris, b. Oct. 30, 1811 ; his ist wife 
was Elizabethy dau. of Bush Mead (see p. 
209), and had : 

1. • Lyman M., b. Nov, 7, 1851. 

2. • Eliza A., b. Dec. 2, 1854. 

9. 'Emeline, b. Oct. 21, 1811, m. Dec. 29, 1858, 

ist, Gilbert H. Tompkins ; 2d, Harvey 

Briggs. 
10. ' Edmund, b. Mch. 21, 1814, m. Nov. 28, 1843, 

Sarah C. Smith, and had : 

X. • Irven S., b. Aug. 25, 1844, d. young. 

2. ' Irven S., b. Mch. 6, 1846, m. Mch. 4, 
1880, Lucyy dau. of Peter Colgrove (see 
p. 278), and had : 
I. • Sadie H., b. Aug. 12, 1883. 

3. " Maria R., b. Nov. 30, 1848, m. Dec. 12, 

1877, John J. Shaw. 



Genealogy. 291 

THE JOHN LINE— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William—' John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — ' Titus. 

4. • George E., b. May 24, 185 1. 

5. "Sarah G., b. Aug. 29, 1853, m. June 5, 

187-, J. H. Banks. 

6. " Ida L., b. June 16, 1857. 

11. ' Samantha, b. Mch. 19, 1816, m. Nov. 29, 1843, 

Lockwood Ferris. 

12. 'Irving, b. June 11, 1818, m. Nov. 24, 1851, 

Sarah Downes, of Kings Ferry, N. Y., and 
had : 

1. * Rebecca K., b. Oct. 3, 1852. 

2. * Edmund S., b. June 15, 1854. 

3.  Josephine, b. July 26, 1856. 

4. " Elbert, b. Oct. 11, 1858. 

7. * Levi ; he moved to Ohio, and then to Illinois. 
8. ' Mary, b. , m. Jonathan Close, and had : 

1. ' Gilbert, b. 

2. ' William, b. 

3. ' Horace, b. 

4. ' Jonathan A., b. , d. , 1875. 

5. * Elizabeth, b. Mch. , 1793, m. Nov. 22, 1814, 

d. Oct. 29, 1878 ; she married Cyrus Mead^ 
b. Aug. II, 1798, d. , 1852 (see p. ). 

9. • Rhoda, b. , m. Potts, and had : 

I. ' Mary, b. , m. Alexander Lockwood. 

7. • Titus, b. Sept. 15, 1729, m. June 13, 1754, d. Sept. 

10, 181 2; he married, ist, Rachel Rundle, b. , 
'733> d. Feb. 14, 1779 ; 2d, Lucy Mumford, b. , 
1726, d. Apl. II, 1804; 3d, Tamise Brown, b. 

, 1731, d. May 13, 1823, and had : 

1. • Andrew, b. May 26, 1755, m. Nov. 26, 1788, d. 

Apl. 21, 1 82 1 ; he married Amy (Mead) Hobby, 
b. , 1764, d. Sept. II, 1852, and had : 

I. ' Lucy M., b. Sept. 8, 1810, m. Feb. 28, 1838, 
Titus Meady b. Apl. 21, 1804, d. Mch. 26, 
1869, and had no children (see p. ). 

2. 'Shadrach, b. Jan. 15, 1758, m. , d. Sept. 16, 

1844 ; he married ist. Tammy Hobby, b. , 



292 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

\WiLLiAM — ^* John (i) — 'Ebenbzer (i) — * Caleb (i) — ^' Titus. 

1764, d. Apl. 21, 1 8 14; 2d, Abigail Ingersoli, b. 
, 1781, d. Apl. 7, 1875. 
3. • Titus, b. Nov. 26, 1759, m. , 1784, d. Aug. 

18, 1811 ; he married Eunice Hobby, b. Jan. 17, 
1768, d. Feb. 26, 1813, and had : 

1. ^ Delia, b. Dec. 23, 1785, m. , 1802, d. 

Jan. , 1842 ; she married Obadiah Mead^ 
b. Apl. 20, 1 78 1, d. Apl. 4, 1869, and had 
(see p. ). 

2. ' Hobby, b. Dec. i, 1787, m. , d. Aug. , 

1868 ; he married Lydia Wood. 

3. ^ Anna, b. Oct. 19, 1789, d. July 12, 181 1. 

4. ^Sophia, b. Sept. i, 1791, m. Oct. 25, 1812, d. 

Sept. 27, 1843 ; she married Philander Mead^ 
b. Nov. II, 1785, d. Sept. 23, 1853, and had 
(see p. ). 

5. ^ Sarah H., b. Sept. 12, 1793, d. in infancy. 

6. Shadrach F., b. Mch. 13, 1795, m. Apl. 2, 1818, 

d. Nov. 10, 1859 ; he married Elizabeth 
Waite, b. Sept. 25, 1798, and had : 

1. 'Ann M.,b. Dec. 7, i8i8,m. June 30, 1842, 

Isaac Starbuck, b. June 2, 181 9, and 
had : 

I. 'Rebecca E., b. May 20, 1843, d. 
young. 

2. • Charles J., b. Mch. 27, 1846, d. young. 

3. • George S., b. Sept. 19, 1854, d. young. 

4. • Franklin, b. Apl. 7, i860. 

2. • Titus, b. Oct. 13, 1820, m. Jan. 18, 1849, 

Amanda M. Hare, b. May 18, 1828, and 
had: 

1. 'Clarinda E., b. Nov. 28, 1849. 

2. • Melville H., b. Mch. 12, 1852. 

3. ' Amanda C, b. Nov. 30, 1858. 

4. • Ivan T., b. Oct. 29, 1865. 

3. ' Cordelia, b. Oct. 12, 1822, m. at Greenwich, 

Oct. 20, 1845, d. in New Haven, Mch. 



Genealogy. 293 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

" William —  John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — • Titus. 

26, 1896;. she married Daniel H. Tru- 
man, b. Sept. 13, 1806, d. Apl. 9, 1870, 
and had : 

1. 'Henry H., b. in Greenwich, Feb. 7, 

1847. 

2.  Mumford, b. Feb. 8, 1849, d. Sept. 

23, 1891. 

3. • Louisa, b. Jan. 30, 1852, d. Jan. 23, 

1853. 

4. • Susan, b. July 10, 1855, d. Aug. 24, 

1884. 

5. 'Florence, b. Sept. 18, i860. 

4. 'Swain, b. Oct. 27, 1824, m. Apl. 20, 1853, 

Caroline F. Tallman, and had : 

1. • Ella E., b. Sept. 24, 1854, d. young. 

5. • Lydia W., b. May 13, 1836, d. young. 

6. ' Waite, b. Apl. 11, 1839, m. Nov. 15, 1863, 

Haniiah Chamberlain^ whose mother and 
grandmother were Meads. 
7» * Fanny H., b. Jan. 2, 1797, d. May 17, 1798. 
8; 'Andrew, b. Oct. 5, 1798, m. , d. June 

, 1^68 ; he married Pamell Waite, and had : 

1.  Mary, b. 

2. • James, b. 

3. 'Joseph H., b. Dec. 18, 1827, m. Apl. 5, 

1855, d. Sept. 12, 1883 ; he married Mrs. 

Sarah (Wignall) Russell, b. Nov. 15, 

1827, and had : 

I. ' William H., b. Nov. 16, 1858, m. Feb. 
I, 1883, Ida E. Lichty, b. Sept, 23, 
1861, and had : 
I. "Waite L., b. Aug. 21, 1885. 

2. • Ada W., b. Oct. 10, i860. 

3. • Ralph W., of New Mexico, b. Jan. 3, 

1863. 

4. • Julia, b. 

5. • Philander, b. 



294 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE .— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

greenwich, conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — * Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — * Titus. 

9. ^ Martin, b. Sept. 2, 1800, m. , d. , 

he married Lydia Waite. 

10. ' Fanny H., b. Aug. 23, 1802, m. May 16, 1824, 

d. May 2, 1864 ; she married Reuben H, Greeny 
(see p. 297), and had : 

1. 'Corrigan, b. June 20, 1826. 

2. " Miles, b. Mch. 22, 1828. 

3. 'Charles H., b. Jan. i, 1830. 

4. •Caroline B., b. Sept. 19, 1831. 

5. 'Rachel M., b. Apl. 21, 1833, d. Dec. 7, 

1882. 

6. 'Frances E., b. Feb. 22, 1835. 

7. "Ann A., b. Jan. 11, 1837. 

8. 'Lucy M., b. Dec. 11, 1838. 

9. * Judson A., b. Oct. 2, 1840. 

10. 'Oscar H., b. Jan. 28, 1843. 

11. ' Cordelia, b. Oct. 28, 1846. 

11. ^ Titus, b. Apl. 21, 1804, m. Feb. 28, 1838, d. 

Mch. 26, 1869 ; he married Lucy M,^ dau. of 
Andrew Mead (see p. 291), b. Sept. 8, 1810; 
and had no children. 

12. ' Elizabeth C, b. Apl. 17, 1806, d. Jan. 13, 1835; 

she married Albert H. Peck. 

13. ' Charlotte H., b. Nov. 25, 1807, m. July 6, 

1830, Buckland K. Seaman, b. Oct 3, 1807, 
and had (Waterloo, la.) : 

1. ' Mary, b. Mch. 21, 1832, d. May 21, 1833. 

2. 'Sally, b. Sept. 13, 1833, d. Apl. 5, 1836. 

3.  Cynthia G., b. Jan. 3, 1836. 

4. 'Hobby M., b. Sept. 28, 1837, d. Sept. i, 

1864, at Andersonville Prison. 

5. 'Richard W., b. July 29, 1839. 

6. ' Titus M., b. July 16, 1841, d. July 9, 1842. 

7. ' D. E. LaFletcher, b. Sept, 8, 1843. 

8. ' Mary K., b. Aug. 29, 1847, d. Oct. 8. 1849. 

14. 'Eunice H., b. July \^y 1810, m. Uri Young, 

and had : 



Genealogy. 295 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — • John (i) — • Ebenezer (i) — * Caleb (i) — * Titus. 

1. ' Eliza S., b. 

2. * Laura M., b. 

3. • Mary C, b. 

4. * George W., b. 

4, 'Sarah, b. Mch. 27, 1762, m. Feb. 14, 1784, d. Jan. 

I, 1840 ; she married jasper Mead^ b. June 16, 
1760, d. Sept. 13, 1847, Ai^d h^d (see p. 193). 

5. 'Jabez, b. May 26, 1764, m. Aug. 27, 1787, d. Jan. 

8, 1838 ; he married Elizabeth Hobby, b. Mch. 5, 
1770, d. June 27, 1806, and had : 

1. ^Augustus, b. Dec. 31, 1788, m. July 3, 1813, d. 

May 16, 1835 » ^^ married Betsy ^ dau. of 
Jotham Mead (see p. ), and had : 

1. 'Sophia A., b. 

2. • Harvey, b. , m. Betsy Baker. 

3. ' Samuel, b. , m. , Jane Luce, 

and had : 

1. • Harvey, b. 

2. • Mary, b. 

2. ^Bethia C, b. Dec. 24, 1790, m. Oct. 15, 1824, 

d. May 5, i860 ; she married Sebah Higley, 

and had : 

I. "Elizabeth H., b. 

3. ^ Hiram, b. Dec. 27, 1792, m. Aug. 15, 1817, d. 

May 17, 1819 ; he married Elizabeth Thomp- 
son, and had : 

I. ^ Hiram H., b. Dec. 13, 1818, m. Mch. 31, 
1842, Albina E. McKnight, b. Jan. 23, 
1823, and had (Ripon, Wis.) : 
I. 'Elizabeth H., b. June 23, 1846, m. 
Jan. 18, 1870, Louis P. McDuflFee, b. 
May 13, 1836. 
2. 'Louise E., b. Dec. 6, 1849, m. Dec. 
II, 1872, Levi Higby, b. Apl. 30, 
1849. 

4. * Harriet, b. Feb. 17, 1795, m. Mch. 17, 1830, 

d. June 22, 1882 ; she married Wesley P. 



296 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — "John(i) — * Ebenezer (i) — ^* Caleb (i) — * Titus. 

Lake, b. Mch. 13, 1793, d. Mch. 3, 1831, and 
had : 

I. 'Lexie F., b. Apl. 11, 1831, m. Milo D. 

Knapp, of Chestertown, N. Y. 

5. ' Annis, b. Mch. 9, 1797, m. Feb. 5, 1818, d. 

June 8, 1829 ; she married Wesley P. Lake, 

b. Mch. 13, 1793, d. Mch. 3, 1831, and had: 

1. 'Caroline, b. July 24, 1819, d. May 14, 

1838. 

2. 'Hiram, b. Apl. 15, 1820, d. Nov. 13, 1858. 

3. • Mary E., b. Apl. 12, 1822, m. J. Clarke 

White ; she d. Aug. 14, 1846. 

4. "Catharine, b. Oct. 7, 1825, m. David W. 

Leggett ; she d. May 26, 1854. 

5. ' Annis, b. May 17, 1829. 

6. 'Hansy, b. Apl. 13, 1799, m. Nov. 26, 1822, d. 

Mch. 20, 1827 ; she married Daniel Leggett, 
b. May 14, 1798, and had : 

1. 'Catharine S., b. June 26, 1825. 

2. 'Hansy L., b. July 12, 1827. 

3. 'William F. G., b. Sept. 6, 1829. 

4. 'Charles W., of Quincy, Mich., b. Oct. 28, 

1832. 

7. ^Ema, b. Apl. 30, 1801, m. Dec. 30, 1823, d. 

Mch. 5, 1870; she married Erastus Lake, b. 
Oct. 28, 1794, and had : 

1. 'William, b. 

2. 'Laura A., b. Jan. 20, 1825, d. Sept. 24, 

1857. 

3. ' Hansy, b. 

4. ' Charles, b. 

8. 'Joseph E., b. Feb. i, 1804, m. June 29, 1835, 

d. Jan. 16, 1878 ; he married Melinda Chand- 
ler, of Chestertown, N. Y., and had : 
I. 'Fletcher H., b. May 16, 1836, m. Oct. i, 
1862, Martha E. (untraced), dau. of Levi 
Mead, b. Mch. 22, 1828. 



Genealogy. 297 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — • Ebenezer (i). 

2. 'Mary F., b. Dec. 3, 1846, d. June 5, 1849. 

3. *Emma F., b. Apl. 8, 1850. 

6. 'Rachel, b. Oct. 3, 1766, m. i793» d- ; 

she married Reuben Green, and had : 
I. 'Polly, b. 
2. ' Sally, b. 

3. ' Jane, b. 

4. ' Martha, b. 

5. * Reuben H., b. , m. May 16, 1824, 

Fanny ZT., dau. of Andrew Mead, b. Aug. 23, 
1802, d. May 2, 1864, and had (see p. 294). 

6. * Charles, b. 
7. ' Eliza, b. 

8. * Judson, b. 

9. * Rachel, b. 

7. * Hardy, b. Dec. 8, 1768, m. Rachel Brown, and had : 

I. 'Alice, b. 
2. ' Eliza, b. 
3. ' William, b. 

4. 'Rachel, b. 

5. ' Sarah, b. 

6. ' Andrew, b. 

7. 'Amy, b. 

8. 'Ira, b. Oct. 10, 1770, m. June i, 1795, d. Aug. 12, 

185 1 ; he married Nancy Marshall, b. Aug. 18, 
i77S> d. June 22, 1877. 

9. * Martin, b. Oct. 15, 1773. 

y.3. ^ Sarah, b. , 1696, m. , d. ; she married 

Jonathan Hobby. 
4. ^ Hannah, b. , 1698, m. Mch. 16, 17 16, d. ; she 

married John Hobby, and had : 

1. 'John, b. Jan. 12, 1717, d. Dec. 11, 1726. 

2. 'Hannah, b. Nov. 19, 1720. 

3. • Rebecca, b. Mch. 30, 1722. 

4. 'Thomas, b. Jan. 6, 1723, d. Aug. 6, 1732. 

5. 'Sarah, b. Dec. 25, 1724. 

6. 'Rachel, b. Dec. 21, 1726. 



298 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — " John (i) — " Ebenezer (i). 

7. * Susanna, b. Feb. 7, 1728. 

8. * Martha, b. Jan. 12, 1730. 

9. 'Abigail, b. Mcb. 30, 1733. 

10. * Sarah, b. May 11, 1735. 

11. 'Phebe, b. Sept. 11, 1737. 

12. 'John, b. Nov. 4, 1739. 

5. * Jabez, b. , 1700, unm., d. 

6. * David, b. , 1702, m. May 21, 1731, d. Sept. , 1766 ; 

he married Sarah Close, and had : , 

1. 'Sarah, b. Feb. 21, 1734. 

2. 'David, b. Dec. 11, 1736, killed in the Revolutionary 

War. 

3. 'Joseph, b. , 1739. 

4. 'Daughter, b. , m. Palmer, and had : 

I. 'Sarah, b. 

5. ' Rebecca, b. 

6. ' Ruth, b. 

7. * Abigail, b. , 1704, m. , d ; she married 

Isaac Holmes, and had : 

1. ' Ebenezer, b, 

2. ' Jabez, b. 

3. ' Isaac, b. 

4. ' Sarah, b. 

5. ' John, b. 

8. * Susanna, b. , 1706, m. Sept 5, 1726, d ; she 

married Moses Husted, and had : 

1. ' Moses, b. July 5, 1728. 

2. ' Susanna, b. Apl. i, 1731. 

3. 'Abigail, b. June i, 1734. 

9. * Jemima, b. , 1708, m. Nov. 25, 1731, d : she 

married Moses Knapp, b. Aug. 6, 1709, and had : 

1. 'Jemima, b. Jan. 9, 1733. 

2. ' Ebenezer, b. Aug. 4, 1734. 

3. ' Moses, b. June 5, 1736. 

4. 'Abraham, b. Dec. 28, 1737. 

5. 'Tameson, b. July 28, 1739. 

6. 'Jabez, b. June 24, 1741. 



Genealogy. 299 

THE JOHN LINE.— EBENEZER BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — 'John (i) — ^*Ebenezer (i) 

7. ' Phebe, b. June 19, 1743. 

8. * Sarah, b. Aug. 2, 1745. 

9. ' Jane, b. Mch. 3, 1748. 
10. ' Isaac, b. Apl. 4, 1750. 

This finishes the Ebenezer Branch, so far as information could be 
obtained. 



300 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE —JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Dutchess and Chenango Counties, N. Y. 

'William — "John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan {2) — 

'Jonathan (3). 

5. • Jonathan (i), b. abt. 1665, m. abt. 1688, d. in 1727 ; he married 

Martha , and had : * 

I. * Jonathan (2), b. abt. 1689, m. abt. 1726, d. ; he re- 

moved to Nine Partners, Dutchess County, N. Y., and had : 
I. 'Jonathan (3), b. in Greenwich abt. 1727, m. 1258, d. 
Feb. 10, 1804 ; he went with his father to Nine Part- 
ners, and from thence to Chenango County, N. Y. He 
married Sarah Guernsey, b. 1736, d. May 11, 1800, and 
had : 

I. 'Amos, b. Aug. 4, 1760, m. Aug. 19, 1787, d. Mch. 
24, 1827 ; he married Ann Harrison, b. Jan. 9, 
1761, d. Apl. 25, 1847, and had : 

1. 'Sally, b. May 17, 1788, m. Sept. 18, 1814, d. 

May 20, 1858 ; she married Jonathan Hitch- 
cock, b. Aug. 14, 1784, d. Nov. 4, 1862, and 
had : 

1. 'Mary A., b. Nov. 14, 1815, m. Rev. Wil- 

lard M. Hoyt, d. Jan. 25, 1884. 

2.  Lavinia, of Norwich, N. Y., b. Mch. 22, 

1820. 

3.  Sarah, b. Aug. 6, 1822. 

4. 'Rizpah B., July 26, 1824, m. John B. 

Hoyt, d. Sept. 26, 1861. 
5. * Cornelia G., b. Jan 14, 1829. 

2. 'Hannah, b. June 11, 1790, m. Jan. 4, 1810, 

d. Mch. 20, 1870 ; she married Stephen 
Germain. 

3. 'Amos T., b. June 2, 1792, m. Nov. 9, 1818, d. 

Oct. II, 1865; ^c married Ann Purdy, b. 
Nov. 6, 1794, d. Apl. 27, 1873, and had : 

1. ' Stephen P., b. Sept. 26, 1819, m. May 22, 

1844, Susan Barker. 

2. ' Amos T., of Mayville, N. Y., b. Sept. 10, 

1823, m. May i, 1848, Achsah Buel, and 
had : 

I. 'Charles B., b. May 17, 1849, d- 
young. 



Genealogy. 301 

THE JOHN LINE— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Dutchess and Chenango Counties, N. Y. 

'William — 'John (i) — "Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

' Jonathan (3). 

2. • Addie M., b. Sept. 13, 1852, m. Aug. 

7, 1873, Robt. Burhans. 

3. • Charles A., b. Mch. 6, 1855. 

4. • Nettie L, b. July 16, 1858. 

5.  William B., b. June 30, 1864. 

6. • Bertha A., b. Aug. 28, 1866. 

3. * George N., b. May 22, 1826, m. Nov. 9, 

1852, Wealthy Parsons. 

4. * Mary H., b. May 6, 1829, m. Aug. 6, 185 1, 

F. E. DeWolf. 

5. * Allen, b. Sept. 9, 1831. 

6.  Lavinia S., b. Aug. 30, 1834, m. June 3, 

1856, R. B. Allen. 

4. ^Ann, b. May 20, 1796, m. Sept. 7, 1817, d. 

June II, 1820 ; she married Fitch Raymond, 
and had : 

I. "Ann J., b. May 24, 1818, m. Wm. H. 
Covell, d. Oct. 26, 1884. 

5. ^Rebecca, b. Dec. 31, 1798, m. Oct. 9, 1823, d. 

Mch. 9, 188 1 ; she married Samuel Gail, and 
had : 

1. • Judson, b. 

2.  Cornelia, b. 

3. • Charles, b. 

6. 'Lavinia, b. July 26, 1804, d. Mch. 31, 1820. 

2. * Jonathan (4), b. , 1765, d. May 18, 1843 ; he 

married Rhoda Titus, b. , 1768, d. May 30, 

1846. 

3. • Ruth, b. , m. Israel Ferris, of Yates County, 

N. Y. 
4. ' Sarah, b. , m. Jacob Grow. 

5. • Samuel, b. , m. , d. ; he 

married Polly Haight, and had : 

I. ' Samuel, b. , went to Ohio ; he married 

Wealthy Cowder. 

2. ' Lois, b. , m. Peter Cole. 



302 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Dutchess and Chenango Counties, N. Y. 

'William — ^* John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

• Jonathan (3). 

3. ^ Laura, b. , m. Ransom Swing. 

4. ' Electa, b. 

5. 'Albert, b. Apl. 2, 1806, m. Amaretta Bur- 
roughs, b. , 1809, and had : 

1. ' Erastus, b. , d. in infancy. 

2. ' Erastus, b. 

3. 'Edwin R. (Hon.), Congressman, 1876- 
1878, b. , 1836, m. , i860 ; he 

married Julia Baxter. 

4. 'Ann Vemetta, b. , 1838, d. Mch. 

23, 1886. 
6. 'Morris, b. , m. , 1832, d. Oct. 

20, 1867 ; he married Charlotte Cole, 

b. , 1809, d. Jan. 24, 1866, and had : 

1. 'Samuel R., b. Apl. 26, 1833, m. Sept. , 

186 1, d. Aug. 6, 188 1 ; he married Anna 
M. Perlee, d. Nov. 6, 1885, and had : 

1. • Helen H., b. July , 1862, m. , 

1882, Edgar Kenyou, and had : 
I. " Edgar R., b. 

2. ' Marguerite W., b. May 24, 1866. 

3. 'Mary P., b. Dec. 31, 1869. 

2. 'Jane E., b. Apl. 19, 1836, m. Aug. 20, 

i860, O. E. Bacon, of Hubbardsville, N. 
Y., and had : 

1. 'Charlotte M., b. May 7, 1866. 

2. • Frank L., b. Oct. 9, 1870, d. Jan. 3, 

1875. 

3. 'Janette, b. Jan. 20, 1840, d. Mch. 7, 

1854. 

4. 'Lois, b. Nov. 8, 1843, m. Aug. , 1869, 

Washington Lewis, and had : 

1. 'Frank, b. 

2. 'Janette, b. July , 187 1. 
3. ' Fannie, b. 

4. • Grace R., b. , 1875. 



Genealogy. 303 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Dutchess and Chenango Counties, N. Y. 

* William — 'John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

•Jonathan (3). 

5. • Lulu L., b. , 1879. 

6. " Laura J., b. , 1883. 

5. " Judson, b. July 3, 1847, m. , 1875, 

ist, Kate McKim, d. , 1876, 2d, 

Sadie Heston, m. , 1878, and had : 

1. • Leon M., b. Aug. , 1876. 

2. • Edward H., b. , 1879. 

6. 'Fanny C, b. Jan. 19, 1852, d. Aug. 9, 

1872. 

7. ^ Jonathan, b. 

8. ^ Delia, b. , m. Isaac Heady. 

9. ^ Sidney, b. , d. in infancy. 

6. •Thompson, Colonel, War of 1812, was SheriflF of 
Chenango County, b. Feb. 26, 1774, m. Feb. 26, 
1795, Miriam Haight, and had : 

1. ^ Julia, b. Feb. 26, 1796 ; she married the Rev. 

Jas. Nickerson. 

2. 'Allen, b. Apl. 22, 1798, m. Apl. , 1825, d. 

Mch. 14, 1872 ; he married Celinda Merritt, 
b. June 10, 1807, d. June , 1877, and had : 
I. 'Edwin R., of Chicago, b. Mch. 23, 1826, 
d. June 29, 1877 ; he married Josephine 
Sleight, b. Aug. 19, 1832, and had : 

1. • Sara, b. Apl. 8, 1856, m. Oct. 2, 1879, 

d. May 7, 1884 ; she married Edgar 

F. Russell, and had : 

I. "Josephine S., b. Mch. 31, 1884. 

2. • Ella, b. Jan. 29, 1859, m. June 22, 

1 88 1, Benj. F. McComell, and had : 

1. "Marguerite, b. Dec. 2, 1882. 

2. " Harold M., b. Apl. 19, 1885. 

3. "Benjamin S., b. Aug. 15, 1886. 

3. • Charles S.,b. Jan. 26, 1861, d. young. 

4. • Emma J., b. Aug. 13, 1863. 

5. 'Mary L., b. Sept. 23, 1865. 
6. ' Anna J., b. Apl. 4, 1868. 



304 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Dutchess and Chenango Counties, N. Y. 

* William — * John (i) — * Jonathan(i) — * Jonathan(2) — 

'Jonathan (3). 

7. 'Edwin A., b. Mch. 26, 1872. 

8. •Clarence G., b. Oct. 10, 1874. 

2. • Henry, of Junction City, Kas., b. June 25, 

1829, m. ist, Frances Bennett, 2d, Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Wood) Stanley. 

3. 'Mary, of Norwich, N. Y., b. Feb. 3, 1832, 

m. June 7, i860, Theodore Hill, and 

had : 

I. • Linda T., b. Aug. 14, 1863. 

4. • Charles, of Chicago, b. Oct. 23, 1835, m. 

Mary Moke. 

5. 'Augustus, b. Oct. 27, 1838, m. Anna Ely. 

6. 'George A., b. Sept. 6, 1840, d. Mch. 24, 

1854. 

7. ' Ella, of Norwich, N. Y.,b. Mch. 30, 1843, 

m. Apl. 19, 1876, Samuel N. Ruggles, b. 
Apl. 6, 1840, and had : 

1. 'Fannie, b. Sept. 16, 1879, d. young. 

2. • Allen M., b. Jan. 28, 1881. 

8. 'Catharine, b. Sept. 6, 1846, d. May 16, 

1882. 

9. "Ida, b. May 17, 1850, d. Nov. 7, 1852. 

3. ^Almira of Norwich, N. Y., b. Sept. 28, 1800, 

m. Feb. 2, 1820, d. Dec. 28, 1878 ; she married 
John F. Hubbard, b. Feb. 15, 1795, ^' Oct. 
5, 1876, and had : 

1. • Harvey, b. Mch. 29, 182 1, d. Sept. 14, 1862. 

2. 'John F., b. Oct. 14, 1822. 

3. 'George C, b. Sept. 10, 1825, d. Jan. 17, 

1851. 

4. 'Julia M., b. Mch., 29, 1828, d. Sept. 9, 

1872. 

5. ' Almira, b. July 6, 1835, d. Nov. 3, 1835. 

4. ^Thompson, b. Jan. 20, 1803, d. young. 

5. ^ Anson, b. May 12, 1805, m. Feb. 26, 1829, d. 

Feb. 27, 1869 ; he married Roanna Hunt, b. 
Oct. 6, 1811, d. Aug. II, 1861, and had : 



Genealogy. 305 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Dutchess and Chenango Counties, N. Y. 

* William — * John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2)— 

* Jonathan (3). 

1. ' Julia, b. May 9, 1830, m. Oct. 10, 1864, 

Wm. H. Brown, of Norwich, N. Y., b. 
Nov. 13, 1814. 

2. 'Adelaide, b. Oct. 2, 1832, d. May 18, 1845. 

3. " Lucy, b. Feb. 19, 1835, m. June 10, 1857, 

Joseph Y. Parce, of Deland, Fla., b. Dec. 
29, 1 83 1, and had : 

1. •Walter A., b. Dec. 9, 1858, m. Carrie 

C. Higbie. 

2. •William W., b. Apl. 23, i86i,m. May 

Lee Holbrook. 

3. •Adelaide, b. Jan. 20, 1863. 

4. • Girard M., b. July 9, 1866. 

5. • Joseph Y., b. July 13, 1871. 

4. • Mary J., b. Oct. 24, 1837, d. Feb. 23, 1840. 

5. 'Girard S., b. Oct. 18, 1840, m. Sept. 29, 

1867, Julia Reddington, b. Jan. 29, 1847. 

6. 'Eliza, b. July 21, 1807, m. Haskell Ransford. 

7. ' Clinton, b. Apl. 14, 1810, , d. Feb. 13, 1813^ 

8. 'Sarah, b. Aug. 26, 1813, , d. Sept. 8, 1816. 

9. 'Thompson, b. Jan. 29, 1815, m. 

7. 'Rachel, b. , 1776, m. , 1795, d. May 12, 
1845 ; she married Ebenezer Hartwell, b. , 1768, 
d. Dec. 16, 1857, and had : 

1. 'Hannah, b. , 1796, m. Horace Flint. 

2. 'Samuel, b. , 1798, m. Phebe Purdy. 

3. ' Jonathan M., b. , ro. Eliza Crandall. 

4. ' Polly, b. , m. Horace Green. 

5. 'Benjamin, of Norwich, N. Y., b. ,m. 

Philena Talcot 

6. ' Rachel D., b. , m. Josiah Purdy. 

7. ' Sarah, b. , m. Zenas Wiswell. 
8. ' Hiram, b. , m. Celia Eccleston. 

9. 'Ebenezer, b. , 1817, , d. Aug 26, 1840. 
10. ' Thompson, of Spencerport, N. Y., b. ; he 

married Lucy Purdy. 



ao 



3o6 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

'William — ^* John (i)—' Jonathan (i)—* Jonathan (2) 

— • Darius—* David (Gen'l). 

11.^ Rebecca, b. , m. James Cook. 

12. ' Lavinia, b. , 182 1, , d. May 15, 1843. 

8. • Rebecca, b. , m. Jarvis K. Pike. 

2. * Darius, b. in Greenwich, Conn., Mch. 28, 1728, d. in 
1 791 ; he married Ruth Curtis, b. May 26, 1734, d. in 
1794 ; finally settled at Meadville, Pa., and had : 
I. • David (Gen'l), b. Jan. 17, 1752, m. in 1774, d. Aug. 
23, 1816 ; he married, ist, Agnes, dau. of John 
and Janet Wilson of Northumberland County, Pa., 
b. , d. in 1796 ; 2d, Janet, dau. of Robert 

Finney, d. in 1826, and had by ist wife : 

1. ^ , b. , d. young. 

2. * William, b. , m. , d. ; he set- 

tled in Moline, 111., married, and had several 
children. Is said to have had a grandson 
(•George) (whose father was "David) who 
served in the 19th Illinois Volunteers, Civil 
War, and was killed in action. 

3. ' Margaret, b. June 19, 1781, m. May 21, 1799, 

d. June 19, 1829 ; she married Judge Wm. 
Moore, b. June 23, 1772, d. Dec. 24, 1829, 
and had : 

1. • Elizabeth F., b. Oct. 9, 1809. 

2. * Sarah M., b. Apl. 6, 1811. 

3. 'George R., b. Sept. 25, 1815, m. Jan. 11, 

1838, d. Aug. 16, 1898 ; he married Mary 
P. Lee, b. Aug. 15, 1815. 

4. •William, b. June 4, 1819, m. Oct. 7, 1847, 

d. Mch. 2, 1895 ; he married, ist, Hannah 
L. Thompson, d. Mch. 2, 1858 ; 2dy 
Keziah Newborn, Oct 13, 1859, d. Mch. 
2, 1895, in Kenton, O. 

5. • David M., b. Dec. 5, 1822. 

4. ^ , b. , d. young. 

5. * Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 1786, m. , d. July 

14, 181 1 ; she married Hon. Patrick Farrelly, 



Genealogy. 3^7 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William — ^^ John (i) — •Jonathan (i) — ^* Jonathan (2) — 

' Darius—* David (Gen'l). 

b. in Ireland, came to America in 1798, 
Member of Congress, 1820-1826, d. in 1826, 
and had : 

1. * David M., b. Mch. 11, 1807, of the Penn- 

sylvania Bar, m. Feb. 2, 1843, ^- ^^c- 
15, 1890 ; he married Elizabeth^ dau. of 
Darius Mead, b. Jan. 6, 182 1, d. Jan. 9, 
1894, and had (see p. 308). 

2. • John W., b. in 1809, of the Pennsylvania 

Bar, Member of Congress, 1846, d. Dec. 
, i860. 

6. * , b. , d. young. 

7. * Sarah, b. in 1789, m. Sept. 3, 1816, d. May 22, 

1823 ; she married Rev. Jas. Satterfield, d. in 
1857, and had : 

1. " Mead (Rev.), b. ; had no children. 

2. " Elizabeth, b. , m. , Mathews, 

and lived in New Lisbon, O. 

8. ^ Darius, b. Sept. 30, 1791, m. Mch. 5, 1811, d. 

July 25, 1871 ; he married Sarah Logue, b. 
May 22, 1792, d. Jan. 18, 1872, and had : 

1. * David W., b. Nov. 11, 1811. 

2. "Agnes, b. Dec. 30, 1812, d. young. 

3. • George, b. Apl. 20, 18 14. 

4. • Sarah, b. July 27, 1815. 

5.  James S., b. Nov. 6, 1816. 

6. * William, b. Dec. 23, 1817. 

7. ® Agnes, b. May 6, 1819, m. Dec. 6, 1847, 

Robert Getty, b. Feb. 28, 1810, d. Sept. 
12, 1864, and had (Rock Rapids, la.) : 

1. • Robert E., b. Feb. 27, 1849, d. young. 

2. • Agnes M., b. Sept. 21, 185 1, m. Jan. 

17, 1882, E. Huntington. 

3. 'Luella J., b. Nov. 6, 1853, m. Sept. 

10, 1885, A. L. Waddell. 

4. • Harriet, b. Nov. 6, 1855, d. young. 



3o8 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

'William — ^"John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) 

— ' Darius—' David (Gen'l). 

5. " Kate A., b. Dec. 7, 1859, unm., d. 
Apl. 24, 1885. 

8. ' Elizabeth, b. Jan. 6, 182 1, m. Feb. 2, 

1843, d. Jan. 9, 1894 ; she married David 
M. Farrelly^ b. Mch. 11, 1807, d. Dec. 
15, 1890 (see p. 307), and had : 

1. • Agnes W., b. Oct. 27, 1844, unm. 

2. • Yerrence P., b. Feb. 26, 1846, unm. 

3. ' Elizabeth S., b. July 16, 1848, unm. 
4. ' Mary E., b. June 22, 1850, unm. 

5. • Robert M., b. Mch. 17, 1854, unm. 

6. • Margaret E., b. July 9, 1857, m. Nov. 

20, 1890, Robert McMichael. 

7. • David M., b. May 9, 1859, unm. 

8. • John W., b. Oct. 26, 1862, m. Dec. 

25, 1894, Eliza Bums. 

9. ' Margaretta, b. Dec. 5, 1822. 

10. 'Jane, b. June 12, 1824, m. Apl. 2, 1853, 

James Spare, b. Apl. 24, 1808, d. June 
15, 1854 (Galena, 111.), and had : 
I. 'James, b. Jan. 17, 1854, d. May 14, 
i860. 

11. ' Maria, b. Apl. 10, 1826. 

12. ' Ellen, b. June 25, 1827, m. Mch. 2, 1848, 

Wm. J. Bole, b. Apl. 25, 1815, d. Aug. i, 
1893, and had : 

1. • Matthew M., b. Sept. 25, 1849, d. 

young. 

2. 'Henry H., b. Jan. i, 185 i,m. Margie 

Shields. 

3. • Mary M., b. Apl. 3, 1853, m. Philip 

Kleckner. 

4. • Sarah E., b. Oct. 8. 1854. 

5. ' William H., b. Sept. 10, 1856, m. 

Irene Nobbs. 

6. ' Darius N., b. Jan. 8, i860, m. Linnie 

McConnell. 



Genealogy. 309 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William — * John (i) — * Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) 

— • Darius—* David (Gen'l). 

7. • Frank, b. May 7, 1861, d. young. 

8. • Anna R., b. Aug. 13, 1862, d. young. 

9. • David M., b. Apl. 14, 1865, m. Myr- 

tle Nobbs. 

10. • Agnes, b. July 16, 1868. 

11. • Kittie, b. July 7, 1872, d. young. 

13. • Rebecca, b. Apl. 18, 1829. 

14. • Caroline, b. Mch. 29, 1831, m. Nov. 11, 

^^73> J' S. Cornell ; he d. Nov. 21, 1892, 
and had no children. 

15. • Darius R., b. Dec. 23, 1832, removed to 

Chicago. 

16. * Harriet b. Sept. 28, 1835, m. Aug. 29, 

1866, Alex. McNamara, b. Apl. 6, 1840, 
and had : 

I. • , b. , d. young. 

9. ^ , b. , d. young. 

By 2d wife : 

10. ^ David, b. in 1798, unm., d. in 181 2. 

11. ^ Robert, b. , went West ; d. in 1848. 

12. 'Catharine H., b. Sept 14, 1801, m. Oct. 27, 

1825, d. Feb. 14, 1879 • she married Lot P. 
Dunham, b. Nov. 27, 1793, d. Mch. 15, 1875, 
and had : 

1. 'Edgar, b. July 25, 1826, d. young. 

2. • Frederic, b. Sept. 4, 1828, d. unknown. 

3. • Charles H., b. Apl. 8, 1831, m. July 2, 

1 86 1, d. in 1872; he married Blanche 
Sherwood. 

4. • Cornelia E., b. Mch. 13, 1835, m. Aug. 3, 

1858, James W. Cree. 
5. 'Edward, b. Aug. , 1837, d. Oct. , 

1837. 

6. 'Gustavus, b. Jan. 18, 1840, d. young. 

7. • Lydia C, b. Sept. 13, 1842, unm., d. Nov. 

14, 1873- 



3IO The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William — 'John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) 

— ' Darius—* David (Gen'l). 

13. ' Jane, b. , m. Rev. Wm. Hutchinson, and 

had no children. 
14. ' Maria, b. Apl. 25, 1805, m. June 6, 1833, d. 

Jan. , 1881 ; she married William Gill, b. 

Dec. 25, 1793, d. May , 1873, and had : 

1. 'Katharine C, b. Aug. , 1834, d. young. 

2. * Francis, b. Sept. , 1836, d. young. 

3. " Marion, b. Apl. , 1839, d. young. 

4. 'William, b. Jan. , 1844, m. Dec. 17, 

1874, Blanche Stone; he d. Dec. , 1885. 

5. ' David M., b. Jan. , 1846, unm., d. Apl. 

, 1874. 

15.7 Alexander J., b. Sept. 8, 1807, m. Feb. , 

1837, Fanny Rich, b. in 1818; she d. Oct. 28, 

1866, and had : 

I. ' Alexander J., b. Jan. 6, 1838, m. July 25, 
187 1, Eleanor A. Gilmore, and had : 

1. 'Gilmore, b. Nov. 20, 1874. 

2. • Elvira G., b. June 30, 1876. 

3. 'Alexander J., b. , 1882. 

2. 'Fanny J., b. Jan. 12, 1839, m. May , 
1864, John B. Hays, and had : 

1. ' Fanny M., b. Aug. 13, 1865. 

2. 'Joseph M., b. Jan. 6, 1867. 

3. • Anna L., b. July 20, 1869, d. young. 

4. • Marion M., b. Feb. 20, 1874. 

3. 'Maria E., b. Dec. 22, 1840, m. Dec. , 

1874, Solon Kendall, and had no children. 

4. ' Herbert W., b. Nov. 21, 1842, m. Feb. 17, 

1870, Rosamond Parker, b. Sept. 27, 

1849, ^^^ ^^^ • 

1. ' Blanche, b. Dec. 3, 1870. 

2. • Arthur H., b. Aug. 5, 1872. 

3. 'Constance, b. July 18, 1874. 

4. • Rex, b. , 1882. 

5.  Hattie R., b. Aug. , 1844, m. J. W. 



Genealogy. . 311 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William—" John (i) — ' Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

* Darius — * John. 

Matthias, of Kansas City, and had no 
children. 

6. • David R., b. Oct. , 1847, m. Alice , 

and removed to Dakota. 

7. • Mary E., b. Aug. 3, 1850, m. Feb. , 

1874, Henry F. Douglas, of Minn., and 
had : 

1. 'Evelyn, b. Dec. 23, 1874. 

2. 'Marion, b. Feb. 10, 1879. 

8. • Kate G., b. June 6, 1856, m. Manley Wes- 

ton, of Minn., and had no children. 

9. * Marion A. (Dr.), of Minneapolis, b. Aug. 

17, 1859. 

2. ' Asahel, b. Aug. 9, 1754. Killed in Wyoming mas- 

sacre in 1778. 

3. 'John, b. July 22, 1756, m. Dec. 15, 1782, d. June, 

1819 ; he married Katharine Foster, b. in 1759, 
d. in 1843, and had : 

I. ^William, b. Dec. 23, 1784, m. , d. ; 

he married Susan Davis, b. Mch. i, 1784, and 
had : 

I. ' John, of Pittsfield, Pa., b. Nov. i, 1808, d. 
Dec. 6, 1886 ; he married Mary, dau. of 
Amasa and Abby Ransom, b. Qec. 20, 
1817, d. Jan. 31, 1889, and had : 

1. • Ralph, b. Dec. 6, 1834, unm., d. Nov. 

17, 1863. His death was caused by 
the falling of a bridge at Oil Creek, 
Titusville, Pa. 

2. • Erastus, b. Nov. 9, 1836, m. Nov. 30, 

i860, d. Mch. 16, 1890 ; he married 
Minerva Baker, and had : 
I. " Myron J., b. Dec. 24, i860, m. 
Dec. 24, 1884, Frances M. Case, 
b. Apl. 15, 1855. 

3. • Rebecca, b. Nov. 4, 1838, m. Mch. 4, 



312 



The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William — ^"John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

' Darius — * John 

1857, Adam C. Beardsley, b. May 31, 
1834, and had : 

1. " Mary A., b. Apl. 3, 1858, d. Apl. 

21, 1874. 

2. " Myron E., b. Jan. 18, i860, d. 

in infancy. 

3. "Carrie I., b. Jan. 31, 1861, m. 

Oct. 18, 1883. 

4. " Jessie B., b. Mch. 27, 1863, m. 

Aug. 12, 1886, d. Nov. 3, 1890. 

5. *• Jennie L., b. Mch. 16, 1865, m. 

July 27, 1886. 

6. " Hattie, b. Feb. 26, 1867, d. in 

infancy. 

7. "Hettie, b. Feb. 26, 1867, d. in 

infancy. 

8. "Guy G., b. Aug. 5, 1868. 

9. " Archie, b. July 19, 1873, d. in 

infancy. 

10. "Clark, b. July 19, 1873, d. in 

infancy. 

1 1. " Ora R., b. Oct. 4, 1875, m. Nov. 

24, 1894. 

12. " Arthur C. G., b. Dec. 24, 1879. 

13. "Mabel L., b. May 21, 1882. 

4. • Harriet V., b. Feb. 3, 1841, m. Nov. 

29, 1869, d. Jan. 23, 1897, at Pan- 
ama, N.Y. ; she married Cornelius 
Knapp. 

5. • Cordelia, b. Nov. 11, 1842, m. July 

5, 1865, Lemuel D. White, b. Jan. 
14, 1835, and had : 

1. "George, b. June 17, 1866, unm., 

d. Apl. 2, 1888. 

2. "Burton, b. Dec. 3, 1870, unm., 

d. Nov. 6, 1899. 

3. "Oral, b. Oct. 6, 1878. 



Genealogy. 3 ^ 3 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William — * John (i) — • Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

* Darius — * John. 

6. • Ransom D., b. Feb. 13, 1845, m. July 

7, 1875, Mary Ann Page, b. Oct. 31, 
1855, ^' May 29, 1898, and had : 

1. "Adda Mae, b. July 28, 1876. 

2. "Bess Clara, b. May 2, 1878. 

3. "Maude E., b. Dec. 13, 1880. 

4. " Delia L., b. July 22, 1884. 

5. " Warren C, b. May 13, 1890. 

7. • Josiah H., b. Apl. 16, 1847, m. June 

26, 1870, I St, Mary Jane Hurlburt, 
2d, Aug. 12, 1890, Josephine A. 
Williams, b. Feb. 25, 1863, and had 
by I St wife : 

1. "Lewis B., b. Dec. 9, 1871. 

2. "Clarence E., b. Oct. 7, 1876. 

3. "Florence B., b. Jan. 16, 1886. 
By 2d wife : 

4. " Harold C, b. June i, 1894, d. 

young. 

8. 'Susan, b. Nov. 14, 1850, m. Feb. 18, 

1873, Henry J. Kennedy, b. Sept. 

25, 1856, and had : 

I. " Elmer C. b. Mch. 26, 1875. 

9. • Abby G., b. Apl. 14, 1853, unm., d. 

Dec. 18, 1866. 

10. • Mary L., b. July 5, 1857, m. Jan. 20, 

1885, S. C. Henderson, b. Sept. 8, 

1853, and had : 

I. "Florence A., b. July 5, 1887. 

11. 'Alice D., b. Dec. 9, 1859, m. Oct. 

18, 1883, John C. Dalrymple, b. 
Sept. 4, 1852, and had : 

1. "Jay M., b. July 10, 1887. 

2. "Lillian M., b. June 20, 1889. 

3. "Stanley H., b. Nov. 15, 1891. 

4. " Mayan A., b. Oct. 24, 1894. 

5. "Helen A., b. May 22, 1898. 



314 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William — * John (i) — • Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

* Darius — * John. 

2. "Elizabeth, b. Nov. i, 1811, m. Guernsey 

Belknap. 

3. 'Julia Ann, b. Dec. 7, 1813, m. ist, Mr. 

Cobb, 2d, Dr. Luther Chamberlain. 

4. 'Ruth, b. Feb. 13, 1816, m. Wm. Roney. 

5. 'Elijah D., b. Apl. 27, 1818, m. ist, Polly 

Liggins ; 2d, Betsy Morgan ; 3d, Julia 

Leffingwell ; and had : 

I. ' Georgia, b. , m. Marion Hicks. 

2. • Clarence, b. 

3. • Susan, b. 

4. • George, b. 

5. • Lulu, b. 

6. 'Drusela, b. Oct. 31, 1820, m. David 

Hazard. 

7. ' Susan D., b. Feb. 27, 1823, m. Hiram 

Waite. 

8. 'Mary Ann, b. July 29, 1825, m. Robert 

Doughty. 

2. ^ John, b. Aug. 28, 1786, m. Sarah HofEman. 

3. ^ Joseph, b. , m. Ann Carr. 

4. ^ Asahel, b. , m. Susan Micker, went 

to Missouri. 

5. * Polly, b. Oct. 26, 1790, m. John Camp, went 

to Missouri. 

6. ^ Chambers, b. July 15, 1800, d. 1883 ; he mar- 

ried, I St, Nancy Harris; 2d, Hannah Sample, 
b. in 1799, d. July 2, 1869, and had by ist 
wife: 

1. 'Joseph, b. 

2. ' William, b. 

3. ' Harris, b. 
By 2d wife : 

4. ' David, b. 

5. 'Alexander, b. 

6. • Ellen, b. 



Genealogy. 3 1 5 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William — • John (i) — • Jonathan (i) — * Jonathan (2) — 

* Darius. 

7. 'Riland, b. 

8. • Henry, b. 

9. • Edward, b. 

10. * Elizabeth, b. 

11. 'Malvina, b. 

4. 'Ruth, b. Apl. 16, 1761, m. ist, Hugh Depree, who 

was drowned while coming from Pittsburgh to 
Meadville with a load of merchandize ; 2d, John 
Andrews, and had by ist husband : 

1. * Richard, b. 

2. ' Thomas, b. 

3. ^ Ruth, b. , m. Shackleford. 
By 2d husband : 

4. ^ Isabelle, b. , m. Horace Watkins. 

5. ^ Margaret, b. , m. Isaac Davis. 
6. ' Betsy, b. , m. John McKinney. 

5. 'Darius, b. Dec. 9, 1764, m. Anna Hoffman, he d. 

in 181 3. He removed to Warren Co., Pa., and 
had : 

1. ' Philip, b. 

2. ^ Darius, b. 

3. ^ Asahel, b. 

4. ' Joseph, b. 

5. 'Ruth, b. 

6. ' Betsy, b. 

7. ' Anna, b. 

8. ' Sarah, b. 

6. ' Betsy, b. June i, 1769, m. ist, Mr. Gamer ; 2d, Mr. 

Rautsom ; 3d, Mr. Ray, and had by ist husband : 

1. ' John, b. , m. and had five children. 
By 2d husband : 

2. ' Amasa, b. , m. and had eight children. 
By 3d husband : 

4. ' Elizabeth, b. 

5. ' Samuel, b. 
6.' : 



3i6 



The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Pennsylvania. 

* William —  John (i) — ' Jonathan (i) — 
* Jonathan (2) — * Ell 

7. 'Joseph, b. June 25, 1772, m. in 1794, d. in 1846 ; 
he married Hannah Boone, b. Oct. 7, 1778, niece 
of Daniel Boone. He removed to Warren Co., 
Pa., and had : 
I. * Eva, b. Apl. 22, 1795. 

2. ' Benjamin, b. Oct. 5, 1796, m. Almena Steb- 
bins, and had : 

1. " Abram P., b. Jan. 30, 1823. 

2. 'Zarma, b. Feb. 13, 1825. 

3. • Roxy M., b. Dec. 6, 1826. 

4. * Caroline, b. Sept. 15, 1829. 

5. • Joel A., b. Feb. 27, 1836. 

6.  Maria C, b. July 3, 1838. 

7.  Benjamin F., b. Feb. 22, 1844. 

3. ' Ruth, b. Sept. 15, 1798, d. young. 

4. * David, b. June 19, 1800. 

5. 'John, b. Nov. 18, 1802. 

6. ' Ruth, b. Apl. 22, 1804. 

7. * William, b. Feb. 7, 1806. 

8. 'Sarah, b. Mch. 4, 1807. 

9. ' Darius, b. Feb. 4, 1810. 

10. 'Mary, b. Dec. 7, 1811. 

11. ' Gooding, b. May 30, 1814. 
12. ' Boone, b. Feb. 27, 1816. 

13. 'Elizabeth, b. Dec. 13, 1818. 

14. 'Abigail, b. Mch. 20, 1820. 

3. * Eli, of Northumberland County, b. abt. 1730, m. Mary 

, and had : 

I. • Eldad, b. Aug. 21, 1767, m. Jan. 7, 1790, d. July 
27, 1847 ; he married, ist, Jemsha Cooper, b. 
Feb. 9, 1760, d. Nov. 17, 1832 ; 2d, Polly Caulkins, 
and had : 

I. 'Polly, b. Oct. 3, 1790, m. Mch. 14, 1814, d. 
Oct. 16, 1869 ; she married Lorin Mallory, b. 
May 7, 1789, d. June 13, 1861, and had : 



Genealogy. 3 1 7 

THE JOHN LINE— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — • John (i)— ' Jonathan. 

1. * Philander J., b. Jan. 19, 18 15. 

2. •William M., b. Nov. 25, 1817. 

3. • Mary J., b. Oct. i, 1822. 

4. • Charles E., b. Jan. 20, 1825. 

5. •Harriet M., b. June 15, 1829. 

6. • Catharine A., b. Jan. 28, 1832. 

2. • Desire, b. 

3. ' Eli, b. 

4. • Peggy, b. 

5. 'Jane, b. , m. Philo Campbell. 

4. * Eldad, b. abt. 1733, lived at Painted Post, N. Y. 

2. * Sarah, b. Oct. 11, 1691, m. Jan. 21, 1714, d. ; she 

married Jonathan Waterbury, and had : 

1. * Jonathan, b. Nov. 5, 17 14. 

2. • Josiah, b. Mch. 12, 1722. 

3. ^ Isaac, b. Sept. 17, 1732. 

4. * Nathaniel, b. Apl. 26, 1725. 

3. * Martha, b. Dec. 11, 1693, m. Stephen Holmes. 

4. * James, b. Mch. 11, 1696, d. Mch. 3, 1727, he married, Jan. 

25, 1720, Susannah Husted. By decree of the Probate 
Court, dated Nov. 19, 1729, his widow, Susannah Mead, 
was allowed ;^55 out of her late husband's estate to bring 
up her three minor children, who were all under the age of 
seven years, as follow : 

I. • James, b. Sept. 26, 1720, m. Jemina Reynolds ; killed in 
French and Indian War, and had : 
I. 'James, b. Dec. 25, 1747, m. Apl. i, 1771, d. Nov. 3, 
1836 ; he married Abigail Lapham, b. July 25, 1755, ^• 
Oct. 8, 1833, and had : 

I. ^Abner, b. Dec. 24, 1782, m. Oct. 9, 1808, d. 
Mch. I, 183 1 ; he married, ist, Sarah Holmes, 
b. Jan. 18, 1787, d. May 10, 1825, 2d, Abigail 
Shoove, b. Nov. 22, 1787, m. Oct. 13, 1825, 
and had : 

1. • Sarah E.,b. Oct. 26, 1809, m. Reuel Cogs- 

well. 

2. • Abner W., b. Jan. 26, 1817. 



3^8 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

' William — * John (i) — ' Jonathan. 

3. * James S., b. Aug. 14, 1826, m. Sept. 21, 
1845, ist, Susan M. Goolthrite, b. May 
28, 1824, d. Aug. 19, 1830 ; 2d, Angeline 
F. Spencer, b. Nov. , 1842, m. May 

21, 1873 (Newell, la.), and had : 

1. • James E., b. May 3, 1847, d- young. 

2. 'Helen M., b. Jan. 6, 1849, m. Sept. 

30, 1 868, Orville G. Kitts (HaUes- 
borough, N. Y.). 

3. • Susan F., b. Aug. 8, 1850, m. July 25, 

1875, States R. Crowsies, b. July 4, 
1853 (Newell, la.). 

2. 'James, b. , 1784, removed to Ohio. 

3. ' Abigail, b. , m. , Cummings. 

2. 'Susannah, b. Aug. 13, ^724. 

3. 'Gilbert, b. Nov. 3, 1726. 

5. * Isaac, b. Nov. 8, 1698. When his father's estate was settled, 

he sold his share to his brother James. No further traces 
of him have been found. He probably settled in Dutchess 
or Westchester County, N. Y. 

6. * Timothy (i), b. Apl. 22, 1701, removed to Nine Partners, 

Dutchess County, N. Y., and from thence to Vermont. He 
married, Feb. 28, 1723, ist, Martha Weeks ; 2d, Sarah Bou- 
ton, and had : 
I. 'Timothy (2), b. Jan. 7, 1724, d. abt 1800 ; he married 

Phebe Palmer. Timothy (2) was gored by an ox and 

died the following year from the effect of his injuries. 

He had : 

I. • Phillip, b. 1753, m. Susannah Crippen (or Griffen), 
and had : 

1. ' William, b. , m. Nabby Bishop. 

2. ' Philip, b. , m. Anna French. 

3. ' John, b. 

4. ' Jared, b. 

5. ' Lydia, b. , m. Johnson Sperry. 

6. ' Lucy, b. , m. Truman Purdy. 

7. ' Electa, b. , ro. Samuel Matteson. 



Genealogy. 3^9 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

' William — " John ( i) — ' Jonathan — * Timothy (i ) — 

• Timothy {2) — • Timothy (3). 

8. ^ Betsy, b. , m. Anson Smith. 

9. ^ Eunice, b. , m. Isaac Underbill. 

2. •Timothy (3), b. Nov. 20, 1755, ™« » d- J^^y 

22, 1828 ; he married Phebe Crippen (or Griffen), 
b. May 6, 1753, d. Apl. 22, 1829, and had : 

1. ^ Jared, b. , d. in infancy. 

2. ' Jabesh, b. Mch. 11, 1776, d. Dec. , 1796. 

3. ^ Amos, b. Mch. 11, 1778, m. Jan. 8, 1801, d. 

Feb. 19, 1865 ; he married Electa Pettibone, 
b. Feb. 21, 1 781, d. Mch. 9, 1854, and had : 

1. ^ Jabesh M., b. Oct 18, 1801, unm., d. Feb. 
i3» 1856. 

2. * Parley A., b. Mch. 30, 1803, m. Aug. 7, 

1832, d. Aug. 18, 1874 ; she married 
Thomas M. Ladd, b. Mch. 4, 1807, d. 
Jan. 30, 1869. 
and had : 

1. 'Sarah S., b. Dec. 21, 1833, d. Mch. 

24, 1834. 

2. • Martha W., b. May 28, 1835. 

3. * Amos M., b. Mch. 19, 1837, in Civil 

War, d. July 3, 1863. 

4. • Adeline B., b. Oct. 16, 1838. 

5. * Sarah McC, b. Jan. 10, 1841, d. 

young. 

6. • Eliza C, b. Dec. 17, 1842. 

7. • Anna E., b. July 13, 1846. 

3. ' Adaline B., b. Jan 10, 1805, of Mich. 
4. • Catharine L., b. Oct. 9, 1806, m. Dec. 21, 

183s, Ansley S. Arms, of Mich., b. Nov. 

30, 1810, d. June I, 1874, and had : 

1. • Ansley M., b. Feb. 3, 1837, d. young. 

2. • Jane G., b. Feb. 3, 1839, d. young. 

3. 'Jane M., b. Jan. 31, 1841, d. young. 

4. 'Ansley W., b. Jan. i, 1844, m. Mary 

E. Scriver. 



320 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

' William — * John (i) — ' Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 

'Timothy (2) — 'Timothy (3). 

5. • Catharine L., b. Jan. i, 1845, d. 

young. 

6. •Willard A., b. Oct. 8, 1848. 

5. • Fanny A., b. May 17, 1808, m. May 27, 

1833, Alvan Billings, b. Sept. 25, 1802, 
and had : 

I. 'Samuel M., b. Mch. 3, 1838, m. Cor- 
nelia Morton. 

6. 'Samuel P., b. May 16, 1810, m. May i, 

1839, d. Oct. 8, 1869 ; he married Eliza- 
beth Carlisle, b. June i, 1820, and had : 

1. • Lewis C, b. Feb. 3, 1840, m. Jan. 16, 

1867, Ellen Yerkes, b. Aug. 8, 1846, 
and had : 

1. " Catharine A., b. Dec. 2, 1868. 

2. "Mary E., b. July 11, 1870. 

3. "Gertrude, b. Apl. 2, 1872. 

2. • Alice DeM., b. May i, 1842, d. 

young. 
3. 'Catharine A., b. June 22, 1843, d. 

young. 
4. • Mary E., b. Aug. 22, 1846, m. Dec. 

16, 1867, Wm. H. Smith, b. Nov. 3, 

1840, and had : 

1. " Bertha E., b. Aug. 22, 1872. 

2. " Lewis, b. Dec. i, 1874. 

3. " Mabel A., b. Oct. 19, 1876. 

4. " Mary A., b. Oct. 19, 1876. 

5. ' Samuel L., b. June 17, 1848, m. Oct 
20, 1870, Freedom A. Smith, b. Aug. 
14, 1848, and had : 

1. " Mary B., b. Jan. 13, 1872. 

2. "Helen C, b. Aug. 11, 1873. 

3. "Lemuel C, b. Oct. 4, 1875. 

4. " Adaline B., b. Aug. 19, 1877. 

6. ' William M., b .Sept. i, 1850, d. young. 



Genealogy. 321 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — "John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 

'Timothy (2) — 'Timothy {3). 

7. • Amos, b. Dec. i8, 1852, d. in infancy. 

8. • Frederick, b. Dec. 18, 1852, d. in 

infancy. 

9. 'Elizabeth F., b. Jan 3, 1855. 

10. • Jabesh M., b. Aug. 3, 1857, d. young. 

11. • Fanny A., b. Jan. 22, i860. 

12. 'Charies F., b. Feb. 13, 1862, d. 

young. 
13. 'Grace M., b. Aug. 13, 1865. 
7. 'William W., b. Aug. 12, 1812, m. Oct. 10, 
1839, d. Nov. 8, 1850 ; he married, ist, 
Harriet Ingersoll, b. Feb. 26, 181 7, d. 
Aug. 19, 1844 ; 2d, Helen Webster, b. 
May 8, 1823, m. Mch. 5, 1845, d. Apl. 8, 
1855, and had : 

1. ' Angelique I., b. June 29, 1840, m. 

Aug. 25, 1857, Daniel Pitney, of 
Augusta, 111., b. May 12, 1828, and 
had : 

1. " Minnie F., b. Sept. 24, 1858, d. 

young. 

2. " Martha A., b. Oct. 17, 1864, d. 

young. 

3. " Louise M., b. Mch. 4, 1868. 

4. " Edith P., b. Jan. 11, 1872. 

5. " Mary F., b. Jan. 5, 1875. 

2. • Frances H., b. Apl. 21, 1842, m. Nov. 

3, 1864, Eliphalet P. Hawley, b. 
Oct. 8, 1824, and had : 

1. "Charles A., b. Aug. 7, 1865. 

2. " Chauncey B., b. Oct. 27, 1867. 

3. " Nettie S,, b. Aug. 3, 1875. 

3. ' Harriet L., b. Aug. 8, 1844. 

4. 'Mary E., b. Dec. 12, 1845, d- young. 

5. ' William W., b. Mch. 19, 1848. 

6. 'Wilhelmina W., b. Mch. 19, 1848, m. 



91 



322 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont 

^William — ^■John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — * Timothy (i' 

'Timothy (a) — 'Timothy (3). 

Apl. 7, 1866, Columbus W. Lee, of 
Breedsville, Mich., b. Apl. 19, 1841, 
and had : 

1. " WiUiam R., b. Feb. 24, 1867, d. 

young. 

2. " Franklin, b. Feb. 28, 1868. 

3. " Judson M., b. Dec. 9, 1869. 

4. "Clarence W., b. Nov. 19, 187 1. 

5. " Arthur S., b. Dec. 8, 1874, 

6. " Helen E., b. Mch. 23, 1877. 

7. • Henry M., b. Dec. 10, 1849, d. 

young. 

8. ' Caroline F., b. June 14, 1851, m. 

Lee. 

8. 'Caroline M., b. Mch. 18, 1814, m. Jan. i, 

1840, Wm. S. Beach, b. Nov. 20, 181 1, 

and had : 

I. ' Marshall M., b. Jan. 25, i84i,d. Feb. 

14, 1863, while in the Civil War. 
2. ' Ansley B., b. Nov. 3, 1842, m. Aurilla 

Gunning. 

3. • Laura, b. Nov. 5, 1844, m. Herbert 

Thayer, and had three children, 

4. ' Amos M., b. July 21, 1849, d. young. 

5. 'Jane E., b. Feb. 17, 1852, d. young. 

6. 'Adeline L., b. Apl. 13, 1854. 

9. 'John P., b. May 7, 1816, d. Mch. 12, 1817. 
10. 'Jane E., b. Nov. 12, i8i8, m. Oct. ro, 

1839, d. Dec. 23, 185 1 ; she married S. 
Chadwick, and had : 

1. ' Florence I., b. Apl. 30, 1841, m. Elijah 

Buck. 

2. • Marcella E., b. July 6, 1845, m. Rob- 

ert Hale. 

3. • Herbert L., b. Sept. 23, 1847, m. 

Marian • 



Genealogy. 323 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

William — "John (i) — 'Jonathan (i) — ^* Timothy (i)— 

* Timothy (2) — • Timothy (3). 

II. 'Laura G., b. May 6, 1821, m. Sept. 13, 
1853, Lorenzo Sprague, b. June 19, 1828, 
and had : 

1. 'Catharine L., b. Dec. 20, 1854. 

2. • Emest M., b. Oct. 20, 1865. 

3. * Zaida B., b. Aug. 6, 1869. 

4. * Jarcd, b. , d. in infancy. 

5. ' Lewis, b. Mch. 12, 1782, m. , d. Aug. 31, 

1862 ; he married Abigail Waite, b. Apl. 9, 
1787, d. Aug. 24, 1867, and had : 

1. ' Jabesh, b. Dec. 16, 1808, m. , d. ; 

he married Caroline Curtis, and had : 

I. • Lafayette, b. , m. Melissa . 

2. ' Alonzo P., b. July 16, 1838, m. July 
20, 1 86 1, Amelia Johnson, b. Oct. 6, 
1 841, and had no children, but 
adopted : 

1. "Jennie B., d. young. 

2. " Laura M., b. Feb. 7, 1870. 

3. "William A., b. June 18, 1870. 

3. • Phebe, b. 

4. ' Lucy, b. , m. Hiram Cusick, 

of Leroy, Mich. 

5. • Anna, b. , m. H. H. Cusick, 

of Newmarket, la. 

6. • Helen, b. , m. Cusick. 

7. • Mary, b. 

8. • Emeline, b. , m. Roach, 

of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. 

9. • Sarah, b. 

2. 'Er W., b. Dec. 13, 1811, m. Jan. 6, 1840 ; 

he married, ist, Rachel Marlatt, b. May 
17, 1823, d. Sept. 30, 1870 ; 2d, Mrs. 
Harriet N. Bullock, b. Sept. 30, 1827, 
m. Oct. 17, 1872, and had : 
I. 'Abigail, b. Oct. 26, 1840, d. young. 



324 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — • John (i) — " Jonathan — ^ Timothy (i) — 
•Timothy (2) — 'Timothy (3). 

2. * Almeda J., b. Dec. 2, 1841, d. young. 

3. • Thirza A., of Cedar Lake, Mich., b. 

Aug. I, 1843, 

4. •Henry O., b. Aug. 5, 1845. 

5. • George W., b. Apl. 4, 1847. 

6. • William, b. Feb. 21, 1849, d. young. 

7. • Lewis T., b. June 7, 185 1. 

8. • Sophia N., of Milton, O., b. Jan. 28, 

1854. 

9. 'Charles W., b. Dec. 2, 1855. 

10. • Alice H., of Lafayette, Mich., b. July 

IS, 1857. 

11. • Lovila P., b. Jan. 20, i860. 

12. * Ervin, b. Dec. 5, 1862, d. young. 

13. • Laura E., b. July 20, 1866. 

3. " Sabrina E., b. Jan. 29, 1816, m. Sept. 27, 

i835» Jarvis Gage, b. Apl. i, 181 1, of 
Mich., and had : 

1. 'Sarah A., b. July 15, 1837. 

2. • Almeda, b. July 27, 1840, d. young. 

3. • Lemira M., b. Apl. 3, 1843. 

4. • Alvah W., b. Nov. 11, 1850. 

4. 'Sarah A., b. Aug. 21, 1819, m. IVm. W, 

Henderson^ b. May 23, 1822 (see p., 
327), and had : 
I. 'Edwin, b. 

5. ' Dyer W., b. May 22, 1822. 

6. ' Lafayette, of Grand Rapids, Mich., b. 

Oct. 18, 1824, m. Oct 27, 1850, Sarah A. 
Forbes, b. Apl. 26, 1829, and had no 
children, but adopted : 

1. 'John, b. Apl. 2, 1859. 

2. ' William, b. Sept. 26, 1863. 

7. • Fanny, b. June 8, 1828, m. James Page. 
6. ' Rachel, b. June 3, 1784, m. , d. Jan. 

15, 1859 ; she married Dyer Waite, d. Nov. 
15, 1857, and had no children. 



Genealogy. 325 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William— • John (i) — 'Jonathan — *Timothy (i) — 
•Timothy (2) — 'Timothy (3). 

7. 'Laura, b. May 9, 1786, m. , d. Feb. 

II, 1864 ; she married Lemuel Chipman, and 
had: 

1. • Sinai, b. , m. Cicero Humphrey. 

2. • Phebe, b. , m. Marston. 

3. • Altie, b. , m. Guy Salisbury. 

4. 'William, b. , m. ist, Mary Tripp; 



2d, 



5. ' Marshall, b. 

6.  Lafayette, b. 

7. • Edward, b. , d. young. 

8. " Laura, b. , m. ist, Warren; 

2d, Hewett. 

9. 'Ellen, b. , m. ist, Tripp; 

2d, . 

8. 'Fanny, b. June 17, 1788, m. Aug. , 1817, d. 

Apl. , 1874 ; she married Levi Watson, and 
had : 

I. • Athalia, b. Aug. , 1818, m. Dr. H. F. 
Walker. 

9. 'Samuel, b. July 29, 1790, m. Feb. 26, 181 1, d. 

June , 1837 ; he married Lemira Dean, b. 
Dec. 7, 1788, d. Oct. 17, 1865, and had : 

1. 'Timothy T., b. Oct. 2, 1812, d. Mch. 4, 

1813. 

2. 'Abigail D., b. Aug. 30, 1814, d. Jan. 19, 

1875. 

3. ' Lovisa, b. Feb. 26, 1817, m. July 31, 1837, 

John Coe, d. May 19, 1838, and had : 
I. 'Lovisa, b. May 18, 1838. 

4. 'Lemira, b. Sept. 5, 1819, d. Mch. 14, 1820. 

5. 'Samuel, b. July 5, 1823, d. Mch. 3, 1824. 

6. 'Oracy W., b. July 4, 1825, m. May 19, 

1849, Charles W. Haze, b. Aug. 14, 1820, 
and had : 



3^6 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — "John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 
* Timothy (2) — • Timothy (3). 

1. •Kirke M., b. May 21, 1850, m. Flor- 

ence J. Benham. 

2. *Lelia L., b. Aug. 19, 1851, m. Hollis 

F. Sigley. 

3. • Herbert M., b. Aug. 31, 1853, d. Feb. 

18, 1854. 

4. • Mary J., b. Feb. 18, 1855, m. Gilbert 

Abel. 

5. *Luella O., b. Apl. 30, 1858. 

6. •Harriet, b. Apl. 11, i860. 

10. 'Sally, b. ApL 17, 1792, m. May 7, 1814; she 

married, ist, Alason Bush, b. Aug. 18, 1788, d. 
Oct. 3, 182 1 ; 2d, Lyman Giddings, b. June 
17, 1775, m. Apl. 4, 1824, d. July 31, 1845, 
and had : 

1. 'George I., b. May 11, 1816, m. Harriet 

Sperry. 

2. 'Harvey S., b. Feb. 9, 1818, m. Huldah 

Hazen. 

3. ' Orrin, b. Nov. 7, 1819, m. Louisa Bateman. 
4. 'Alanson, b. Sept. 5, 1821, m. Hannah 

Lamphear. 

5. 'Betsy, b. June 29, 1825, m. Joseph Sage. 

6. ' Myron, b. Aug. i, 1830, m. Martha Fowler. 

7. ' Alie, b. Aug. 13, 1833, m. Lemuel Hazen. 

8. 'Oscar, b. Sept. 4, 1835. 

11. 'Delia, b. Sept 15, 1794, m. Jan. 21, 1812, d. 

May 17, 1842 ; she married, ist, Samuel Hen- 
derson, b. Aug. I, 1791, d. Jan. 31, 1826 ; 2d, 
John Van Riper, b. Aug. 2, 1786, m. Apl. 26, 
1830, and had : 

1. 'James H., b. Dec. 22, 181 2, d. Feb. 25. 

1838 ; he married Caroline Bills. 

2. ' Amos M., b. Feb. 25, 1814, d. May 7, 1838. 

3. 'Cassandra, b. Jan. 8, 1816, m. Horace D. 

Clark, d. May 20, 1839. 



Genealogy. 327 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

'William — ^"John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 

'Timothy (2) — 'Truman. 

4. 'Hiram C, b. Dec. 10, 1818, d, Nov. 20, 

1841. 

5. • Laura C, b. Nov. 23, 1820, m. Wm. Smith. 

6. ' William W., b. May 23, 1822, m. Sarah A.^ 

dau. of Lewis Mead, b. Aug. 21, 1819, 
and had (see p. 324). 

7. ' Minerva D., b. Sept , 1824, m. Daniel 

Marlatt. 
8. 'Mary D., b. Feb. i, 183 1, m. Alvinus 
Wood. 

9. 'Myron H., b. July 17, 1833, m. ist, 

Short ; 2d, Rogers. 

10. 'Garret M.,b. Aug. 29, 1835. 
12. ^ Hiram, b. , m. , d. 

3. 'Truman, b. July 29, 1760, m. , d. July 21, 

1822 ; he married Eunice Washbume, b. May 20, 
1755, d. Nov. 8, 1830, and had : 
I. ' Azel, b. Aug. 12, 1781, m. , d. Sept. 

21, 1866 ; he married Amy Eldridge, and had : 

1. 'Eliza, b. May 31, 181 1, m. N. P. Loomis 

of Ohio, and had : 

2. 'Truman, b. Jan. 12, 1813. 

3. 'Eunice, b. Oct. 31, 1815. 

4. 'Daniel E., b. Sept. 15, 1817, m. July 7, 

1846, I St, Maria H. Demarest, d. Sept. 
20, 1853 ; 2d, Ella J. Demarest, m. Nov. 
27, 1870, and had : 

1. • Florence D., b. July 10, 1848. 

2. 'Charles D., b. Aug. 27, 1850, m. May 

14, 1874, Sara G. Corwin, and had : 

1. *• Robert C, b. 

2. "Henry S.,b. 

3. " Florence, b. , d. young. 

3. • Henry E., b. Mch. 26, 1853, m. Nov. 

30, 1876, Marianna P. Honk, b. Nov. 
30, 1857, and had : 



328 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — ^ John (i) — ' Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 

* Timothy (2) — * Jacob. 

1. "George H., b. Nov. 5, 1877. 

2. " Charles A., b. Feb. 15, 1879, d- 

young. 

3. " Eliza, P. T., b. Jan. 5, 1885. 

4. • Daniel E. J., b. Aug. 27, 187 1. 

5. 'Joseph W., b. July 29, 1874. 

5. 'Heman D., b. , 1819. 

6. " Maria, b. May 26, 182 1. 

7. • Waller W., b. , 1824. 

8.* Stephen B., b. Feb. 26, 1827, unm., d. 

June 26, 1884. 
9. 'Romulus, b. June 13, 1830, d. young. 

10. ' Remus, b. June 13, 1830, d. May 22, 1831. 

11. "Marion L., b. Mch. 6, 1835, ™- J^^^ 3®» 

1851, O. C. Whitney of Cleveland, Ohio. 

2. ^Heman, b. Aug. 16, 1783. 

3. 'Er, b. Feb. 7, 1785. 

4. ^ William, b. Feb. 4, 1787. 

5. * Esther, b. July 4, 1789, m. Oct. 24, 1812, d. 

Nov. 27, 1839 ; she married Wm. Benedict, b. 
July 23, 1787. 

6. 'Nancy, b. June 7, 1792, m. , d. ; 

she married Chauncey Mead^ b. Apl. , 1790 
(see p. ). 

7. 'Walter, b. Aug. 14, 1794. 

8. ' Athalia, b. Nov. 3, 1797, m. Haven. 

9. ' Harriet, b. Nov. 22, 1801, m. Zebediah Denison. 
4. • Jacob, b. , m. , d. ; he 

married Chloe Benedict, b. , 1761, and had : 

1. 'Abel, b. , m. , d. ; he 

married Dorcas Moses. 

2. 'Henry, b. Dec. 25, 1784, m. June 20, 1816, 

Melinda^ dau. of Martin Hopkins (see p. ), 
removed to St. Lawrence County, N. Y., and 
had : 



Genealogy. 329 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — " John (i) — " Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — * Timothy(2) 

— • Jacob. 

1. • Chloe S., b. Aug. i8, 1818, m. Oct. 14, 

1847, Emery Baker, and had : 

1. • Horace, b. Mch. 21, 1849. 

2. •Hattie, b. Oct. 10, 1850. 

3. 'Henry, b. Mch. 13, 1857. 

2. ' Harriet S., b. May 8, 1820, m. June 20, 

1840, Spencer Hopkins, d. Feb. 15, 1869, 
and had: 

1. • Truman M., b. Aug. 17, 1841. 

2. • Mary, b. Oct. 7, 1843. 

3. • Henry, b. Aug. 24, 1845, d. Dec. 15, 

1862. 

4. • Heman, b. Nov. 23, 1848. 

5. • Charles, b. Mch. 23, 1857, d. Aug. 31, 

1858. 

3. * Hannah E., b. Mch. 10, 1822, d. Feb. 2, 

1827. 

4. • Orville A., b. Nov. 18, 1826, m. May 12, 

1852, Emily Clark, and had: 

1. • Juliett, b. Apl. 12, 1858, d. Jan. 3, 

1859. 

2. • Jennie E., b. Nov. 4, 1859. 

3. • Nellie M., b. Mch. 29, 1863. 

4. • Charles H., b. Aug. 13, 1867. 

5. • Fred C, b. Oct. 8, 1870. 

5. • Cyrus H., b. Jan. 9, 1829, m. Feb. 18, 

1857, Cordelia B. Way, and had: 

1. 'Alathea L., b. May i, 1858. 

2. • Henry W., b. Aug. 4, 1865, d. Apl. 10, 

1866. 

6. * Sarah M., b. Apl. 11, 1831, m. May 8, 

1856, Silas Doolittle. 

7. "Heman B., b. Feb. 20, 1834, m. Apl. 15, 

i860, Chloe Spaulding, and had: 

1. *Lucian W., b. Feb. 25, 1861. 

2. 'Fannie L., b. Aug. 17, 1865. 



330 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

 William — 'John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — * Timothy (2) 

— • Jacob. 

3. 'Sarah M., b. Dec. 20, 1868. 

4. • Adelaide P., b. Oct. 17, 1872. 

8. 'Truman, b. Aug. 26, 1831, d. Aug. 30, 

1835. 

9. 'Luman B., Sept. 12, 1837, m. Nov. 15, 

1864, Julia Goodman. 
10. 'Hannah E., b. Feb. 27, 1840, d. Aug. 31, 
1841. 

3. ' Theda, b. , m. , d. ; 

she married William Younglove. 

4. ' Betsy, b. , m. , d ; she 

married Stewart Hazzard, of Pinckney, Mich. 
5. 'Stephen, b. Nov, 17, 1790, m. , d. 

Mch. 19, 1869 ; he married Asenath Bissell, 
d. Apl. 30, 1842, and had: 

1. ' Anson, b. 

2. ' Elizabeth, b. 

3. 'Alvah H., b. ^ug. 26, 1822. 

4. ' Catharine, b. June 15, 1828, m. Dec. 13, 

1848, Heman Smith, b. Dec. 15, 182 1, 

and had: 

I. 'Emma A., b. Mch. 19, 1850, d. Nov. 

28, 1862. 
2. 'Estella, b. June 8, 1852, m. Ralph 

Swarthout. 
3. • Eva O., b. Apl. 29, 1854. 
4. 'Ella L., b. Oct. 26, 1857, d. Dec. 

5, 1862. 

5. • Mary A., b. Mch. 31, i860. 

6. • Frank E., b. Mch. 8, 1863. 

7. • Wirt D., b. Dec. 24, 1866. 

5. 'Oliver B.,b. 

6. 'Tamsen A., b. Sept. 16, 1792, m. Sept. , 1811, 
d. Mch. 28, 1848 ; she married Joseph Howe, 
and had: 



Genealogy. 33 ^ 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — • John (i) — • Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 

* Timothy (2) — 'Jacob. 

1. "Horace, b. July 27, 1812, d. Nov. 16, 1871, 

m. Polly VanGorden. 

2. "Abigail T., b. Aug. 14, 1814, m. Cortez 

Pond, d. Nov. 21, 1858. 

3. "Chloe M., b. Apl. 27, 1817, m. July , 

1836, d. Sept. 8, 1847 ; she married 
Zebulon M. Thomas^ son of John Thomas 
(see p. 336). 

4. "Norman, b. Jan. 16, 1819, m. Mary A. 

Smith ; he d. Nov. 21, 1870. 

5. "Joseph H., b. Oct. 25, 1825, m. Helen N. 

Brewer. 
6. "Adelaide, b. July 23, 1828, m. Charles P. 

Parkin, of Owosso, Mich. 
7. " Elie A., b. Nov. 1832, d. June , 1834. 

7. ^ Ophelia, b. , m. , d. ; 

she married Chester Hazzard. 

8. ^ Timothy, b. 

9. ^Rutilla, b. June 6, 1797, m. July 5, 1820, d. 

Jan. 8, 1859; she married Nathan Pond, of 
Flint, Mich., b. Aug. 9, 1794, d. Jan. 27, 1878, 
and had: 

1. "Phidelia, b. Aug. 30, 1821, m. Nathan 

Keith, of Dexter, Mich. 

2. "Nathan, b. July 12, 1824, d. Feb. 14, 

1847. 

3. "Sophia R., b. June 26, 1826, d. Oct. 14, 

1870. 

4. "Julius C, b. May 16, 1629, d. June 22, 

1849. 

5. " Hattie A., b. Apl. 16, 1832, m. Russell M. 

Barker. 

6. ' Abbie A., b. Feb. 22, 1834. 

7. "J. Ashley, b. Oct. 2, 1836, d. May 5, 1862, 

in the Civil War. 



332 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — * John (i) — ' Jonathan — * Timothy (i' 

* Timothy (2). 

8. 'George H., b. June 16, 1846, m. NelUe J. 
Carman. 
10. * Jabez, b. , m. , d. ; 

he married Cynthia 

5. 'William, no further record. 

6. • Rachel, b. , m. Dec. 25, 1765, d. ; 

she married Josiah Gale, b. June 5, 1742, d. ; 

1796, and had: 

1. ^ Sarah, b. , 1766, m. Henry Kinney; 

she d. Mch. 10, 1828. 

2. ^ Rebecca, b. , 1769, m. Enoch Good- 

rich ; she d. Aug. 7, 1806. 
3.* Rachel, b. , 1772, m. Dr. Leonard 

Barton ; she d. Feb. 22, 1856. 

4. 'Phebe, b. , i774» m- Andrew Finch ; 

she d. June 27, 1850. 

5. ^Robay, b. , 1776, m. Lewis Curtis; she 

d. July , 182 1. 

6. ^ Elizabeth, b. , 1781, m. Nathan Beck- 

with, ; she d. Mch. , 1838. 

7. ' Nancy, b. , m. Henry Griffin. 

8. ^Clarinda, b. , 1784, m. Eben Leete ; 

she d. Feb. 13, 1853. 

9. ^Josiah, b. ,1787, unm., d., 1809. 
10.* George W., b. Dec. 3, 1789, m. ist, Harriet 

Selden; 2d, Coon; 3d, Merriam; he 

d. Sept, 13, 1861, founder of Knox College, 
Galesburg, 111. 

7. • Phebe, b. , m. , d. ; she married 

Noah Gale, b. Oct. 31, 1757, and had : 
I. ' Piatt, b. 
2. * Augustus, b. 
3. 'Walker, b. 

8. *Tamson, b. , d. ; she married John 

Austin. 
9. ' Zillah, b. , m. Joseph Curtis. 



Genealogy. 333 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

y 

' William — ' John (i) — • Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 

• Timothy (2) — * Israel. 

TO. * Ellhea, b. , m. Edmund Wood. 

11. • Elizabeth, b. , m. L. Cooley. 

12. • Israel, b. July 14, 1775, m. , d. Oct. 22, 1838 ; 

he married Betsy Curtis, b. Aug. 14, 1776, d. July 
16, 1854, and had : 

1. ' Chloe, b. Aug. 30, 1797, d. young. 

2. ' Curtis, b. Apl. 9, 1799, m. Feb. 3, 1822, Martha 

Manhart, b. July 28, 1803, and had : 

1. ** Adaline, b. Oct. 28, 1822, m. May 5, 1840, 

I St, Alexander Johnson, d. June, 1869 ; 

2d, B. Marshall, and had : 

I. * Ransom, b. June i, 1844, d. July 21, 

1873. 

2. • Henrietta, b. , 1850, d. Dec. 

29, 1854. 

3. • Lucy, b. June 13, 1856, d. Feb. 5, 

1873. 

2. • Betsy A., b. Mch. 11, 1824, m. Sept. 11, 

1844, Rev. Jas. F. Wilson, of Brockville, 
Canada, and had : 

1. 'John A., b. Dec. i, 1845, d. young. 

2. • Martha A., b. June 2, 1848, d. young. 

3. • James C, b. , d. young. 

4. • Elizabeth A., b. May 17, 1851, d. 

young. 

5. • Robert M., b. June 10, 1854. 

6. • David J., b. Sept. 14, 1857. 

7. • Emma M., b. June i, i860. 

8. • Edward, b. Feb. 10, 1863, d. young. 

3. • Maria, b. Dec. 31, 1825, m. Sept. 11, 1844, 

Byron C. Sills, of Madoc, Canada, and 
had : 

1. • Curtis, b. 

2. * Adaline, b. 

3. • Ida, b. 

4. • Frank, b. 



334 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — ^•John (i) — 'Jonathan — ^* Timothy (i) — 'Tim- 
othy (2) — 'Israel. 

5. • Steward, b. 

6. • William, b. 

7. ' Herbert, b. 

4. 'Sophronia, b. Apl. 6, 1830, m. Robert H. 
Wright, of Napanee, Canada, and bad : 

1. • Addie, b. , m. Geo. McLean. 

2. ' Alonzo M., b. 

3. • Albert, b. 

4. • Carra, b. 

3. ' James W., b. May 8, i8oi, d. , 1816. 

4. ' Alonzo W., b. Apl. 16, 1804, m. May 2, 1830, 

Betsy Crippen, b. Aug. 14, 18 13, removed to 
Dixon, III, and had : 

1. 'James C, b. Feb. n, 1831, m. Dec. 20, 

i860, ist, Emma Dimick ; 2d, Margaret 
Brown, b. Oct. 23, 1852, m. Dec. 26, 

1872, and had : 

1. 'Ada L., b. May 24, 1863. 

2. • Jason C, b. Feb, 10, 1874. 

2. • Laura A., b. July 10, 1833, ^» June 17, 

1873, I^r. Chas. J. Reynolds, b. Nov. 9, 
1828. 

3. 'Pamelia J., b. Dec. 15, 1835, m. July 4, 

1872, d. May 4, 1873 ; she was killed by 
the falling of a bridge, at Dixon, 111., 
while witnessing an immersion ; she mar- 
ried Dr. Augustus Hoffman, b. Dec. 29, 
1830. 

4. 'William H., b. Feb. 3, 1838, m. June 2, 

1870, Rose Pryor, and had : 

1. ' Charles A., b. Oct. 18, 1871. 

2. • Harry, b. Oct. , 1872, d. Mch. , 

1873. 

5. 'Frank E., b. Sept. 10, 1854, d. July 17, 

1862. 



Genealogy. 335 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

' William — ^ John ( i ) — * Jonathan — * Timothy ( i ) — * Tim- 
othy (2) — • Israel. 

5. * Phebe A., b. June 19, 1807, d. young. 

6. * Heman P., b. Jan. 20, 1809, m. Oct. 17, 1833, 

Jane Dodge, b. May 12, 1815, d. July 27, 
1872 ; removed to Dixon, 111., and had : 

1. • Hiram W., b. July 31, 1834, m. Elizabeth 

Ridgeway. 

2. 'Adaline, b. Mch. 13, 1836, d. Oct. 22, 

1837. 

3. 'Elizabeth, b. June 22, 1839, m. Nov. 12, 

^857, d. May 11, 1858 ; she married C. M. 
Smith. 

4. • Mary A., b. Nov. 7, 1841, m. Mch. 18, 

1870, Daniel Smith, b. Oct 28, 1842, and 

had : 

I. 'Frederick, b. Apl. 7, 1871. 

5. "Lydia M., b. Mch. 6, 1844. 

6. • Melissa G., b. Mch. 27, 1848, m. Nov. 16, 

1869, Sherwood Dixon, b. Nov. 15, 1847, 
and had : 

1. • Henry S., b. Aug. 28, 1870. 

2. * Louis M., b. Mch. 20, 1873. 

7. *Anna A., b. Aug. 4, 1849, d. Aug. 12, 

1851. 

8. ' Adelia S., b. Aug. 14, 185 1. 

9. " George A., b. Mch. 4, 1855. 
10. 'Alice M., b. Feb. 27, 1858. 

7. 'Hiram S., b. Oct. 12, 1814, m. Aug. 31, 1835, 

Pamelia Wilcox, and had : 

1. • Julia A., b. June 22, 1836, m. Sept. 19, 

1856, John B. Hall. 

2. ' Heman C, b. Nov. ir, 1837, m. Oct. 23, 

1866, Julia Peacock. 

3. • Betsy J., b. Jan. 29, 1840, m. Elijah Gay. 

4. • Phebe A., b. Jan. 27, 1842, m. Wm. 

Plantz. 



336 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
* William — * John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 'Zebulon. 

5. 'James McF., b. Mch. 6, 1844, d. Nov. 5, 

1862. 

6. • Ruth R., b. Feb. 23, 1846, d. Apl. 23, 

1872. 

7. • Emily M., b. Apl. 14, 1848, m. Dec. 29, 

1869, Lewis H. Burkitt. 

8. • Lorenzo H., b. Mch. 30, 1850. 

9. 'Charles J., b. Mch. 24, 1852. 

10. • Helen A., b. Dec. 17, 1853, d. Jan. 21, 

1854. 
II. 'Stella A., b. June 14, 1855, d. Aug. 6, 
1865. 
13. • Dorcas, b. , m. , d. ; she married 

William Underbill. 
2. * Martha, b. Sept. 6, 1726, m. , d. ; she mar- 

ried Stephen Holmes. 
3, ' Zebulon, b. Oct. 5, 1728, m. , d. Jan. 26, 1797 ; 

he married, ist, Anna Thompson ; 2d, Mercy Cary, b. 

, 173 1, d. Dec. , 181 1, and had : 
I. • Zebulon, b. Mch. 14, 1753, m. Sept. , 1779, d- F^^- 
27, 1827 ; he married Anna Wright, b. Mch. 9, 
1761, d. Oct. 31, 1826, and had : 

1. ^ Asenath, b. Sept. 1780, m. Sept. 1799, d- Mch. 

, 1838 ; she married John Thomas, and 

had : 

I. 'Zebulon M., b. , m. July , 1836 ; 

he married CAloe M.^ dau. of Joseph 
Howe, b. Apl. 27, 181 7 (see p. 331), and 
had : 

1. • Anson, b. July 10, 1837, d. young. 

2. • Elisha M., b. Aug. 7, 1839, ^- young. 

3. • Theresa A., b. May 30, 1841. 

4. • Celia Adelaide, b. June 2, 1846. 

2. 'Anna, b. Dec. , 1782, m. Apl. 3, 1806, d. 

Jan. 29, 1849 > ^^^ married, ist, James 
Mason ; 2d, Wm. Mason, m. Nov. 1843. 



Genealogy. 337 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
' William — * John (i) — * Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — • Zebulon. 

3. ^ Almira, b. July 15, 1784, m. Sept. 15, 1806, d. 

Jan. 14, 182 1 ; she married Rev. Simeon 
Parmalee, b. Jan. i6, 1782, d. Feb. 1882, and 
had : 

1. "Anna M., b. Aug. 3, 1809, m. Rev. G. W. 

Ranslow. 

2. ' Charlotte, b. Feb. 4, 1812, d. Apl. 15, 

1813. 

3. 'J. Dennison, b. Dec. 3, 1813. 

4. 'Simeon M., b. June 5, 18 19, d. Aug. i, 

1819. 

5. ' Horace M., b. Oct. 3, 1820, m. Sarah 

Scott, d. Apl. 24, 1 85 1. 

4. * Abigail, b. Oct. 10, 1786, m. Apl. 3, 1815, d. 

June 28, 1852 ; she married Ruel Keith. 

5. * Anna, b. , 1788. 

6. ' Azuba, b. Apl. , 1790, d. July, , 1792. 

7. * Martha, b. July 2, 1798, m. Jan. 20, 18 18, d. 

Feb. 29, i860 ; she married James Thomas. 

8. ' Hiram, b. Feb. 8, 1800, m. Mch. 10, 1824, ist, 

Betsy Wheelock, d. , 1858 ; 2d, Locina 

Oliver, of Parishville, N. Y., and had : 

1.  Henry, b. 

2. • Candace, b. 

3. • Harriet, b. , m. , 1858, d, 

1859; she married Milton Clark,, 
and had : 
I. • Daughter. 

9. ^Harriet M., b. Jan. 8, 1805, m. Aug. 24, 1828, 

Richard Rose, b. Apl, 26, 1802, and had : 

1. • Hiram M., b. Aug. 13, 1829. 

2. "James M. b. Mch. 29, 1831. 

3. • Wilson B., b. Jan. 2, 1833. 

10. ' Clarissa, b. July 25, 1808, m. Mch. 20, 1831, 
d. Feb. 15, 1863 ; she married, ist, Albion S. 
Mason ; 2d, John Baker, m. Nov. 3, 1849. 



338 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

' William — ' John (i) — • Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — * Zebulon. 

2. •Henry, b. July 29, 1762, m. Dec. 25, 1788, d. June 
2T, 1839 ; he married Mary Munson, b. Sept. 30^ 
1766, d. Dec. 2, 1859, and had : r 

I. * Zebulon, b. Oct. 7, 1791, m. Dec. , 1827, d. 

Apl. 30, 1866 ; he married Elizabeth S. 

Loveland, and had : 

1.  Robert H., b. , removed to Mich. 

2. • Ann E., b. , m. H. L. Spencer, and 

had : 

1. 'William, b. , 1859. 

2. 'Annie, b. ,1861. 

3. • Laurette, b. , m. Edw. G. Chatter- 

ton, and had : 
I. • Annie, b. , 1865. 

2.* Polly, b. July 26, 1793, m. June, 1817, she 
married William Spencer, of Newton, la. 

3. ' Henry C, b. Sept. 18, 1795, "^- 1 i^^o^ 

d. Mch. 16, 1877 ; he married Mary Lee, b. 
Apl. 2, 1802, d. Aug. 20, 1869. 

4. ^ Joel M., b. Sept 26, 1797, m. Feb. 21, 1828, 

Mary Wheaton, b. Mch. 29, 1800, and had : 

1.  Helen, b. Dec. 29, 1833, m. May 10, 1855, 

Marquis L. Gorham, and had : 

1. • Alice, b. Mch. , 1862. 

2. ' Lucian, b. , 1864. 

2. • Rollin C, b. June 29, 1835, m. Feb. 20, 

1856, Ellen A. Gorham, and had : 

1. • Charles F., b. Dec 7, 1856. 

2. • Arthur P. b. Nov. 20, 1859. 

3. 'Alice F., b. July 22, 1861. 

4. "William H., b. June 30, 1864. 
5. ' Frank E., b. Sept. 20, 1865. 
6. • Ernest E., b. Sept. 27, 187 1. 

5.^ Sarah D., b. Oct. 16, 1803, m. Mch. , 
1826, Alonzo Dyer, of Brandon, Vt. 

6. ''Horatio, b. Feb. 17, 1806, m. Oct. , 1835, 
Caroline Ferris, and had : 



Genealogy. 339 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — "John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — *Zebulon. 

I. * Son, b. Sept. , 1846, m. Sept. , 1867, 
Eva Reynolds. 
7, ' Elam, b. Apl. 5, 1809, m. Apl. 4, 1837, Eme- 
line Boland, of McComb, 111., b. June 6, 1817. 

3. • Gary, b. , 1764, removed to Ohio ; he 

married Judith Sampson, and had : 

1. * Gary, b. , m. , d ; he 

married Morey, and had : 

1. * Spelman, b. 

2. • Leroy, b. 

3. ® Lucius, b. , m. Landon. 

4. ** Daughter. 

2. ' Philemon, b. 
3. ' Eli, b. 

4. ^ Chloe, b. , m. Dr. E. Butler. 

5. ^ Judith, b. , m. Dr. Elymas Wheaton, 

was his first wife ; removed to Homer, O., and 
had : 

1. " Locke, b. , m. Jane Pierson. 

2. " Jay, b. , m. Mary Young. ^ 

3. " Marcia, b. , m. ist, Wm. Opdyke; 

2d, Geo. Johnson. 

4. • Julia, b. , m. Albert Wise. 

6. * Patty, b. , m. Hopkins. 

7. ^ Lydia, b. , m. Samuel Scott, and had : 

1. ^ Appleton, b. , m. in Galifomia. 

2.  Martha, b. , m. Dr. Wm. N. Newton. 

3. • Thomas, b. , m. in Galifomia. 

4. * Elymas, b. , m. Helen Williams. 

5.  Orville, b. 

8. ' Abner, b. 

9. ' Henry, b. , unm. 

10. * Sally, b. , 1808, d. Aug. 31, 1823. 

4. • Martin, b. Mch. 17, 1767, m. , 1797, d. May 

6, 1850 ; he married Freelove Wright, b. Oct. 28, 
1773, d. Nov. 24, 1858, and had : 



340 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

'William — ^•John (i)—" Jonathan— * Timothy (i) — *Zebulon. 

I. * Zebulon, b. May 13, 1798, m. Dec. 20, 1818, 
Delia Bicknell, and had : 

1. 'George D., b. Apl. 26, 1821, m. Jan. 28, 

1846, Kate Pulver. 

2. 'Wesley L., b. May 18, 1823, m. Apl. 16, 

1846, Mary Waterman, and had : 

1. • Delia M., b. July 14, 1847. 

2. • Ella F., b. Apl. 12, 1850. 

3.  John S., b. May 27, 1825, m. Apl. 16, 

1854, Nancy Elliott, removed to Va., 
and had : 

1. • Leander Z., b. April 2, 1855. 

2. • John F., b. Aug. 27, 1858. 

3. • Odel, b. May 29, 1862. 

4. • Cordelia, b. Sept. 30, 1864. 

5. ' Edna, b. Jan. 8, 1870. 

4. • Sarah A., b. Apl. 5, 1827. 

5. • Zebulon B., b. Mch. 7, 1830, m. Jan. , 

1857, Mary Haynes, moved to Wis., and 
had : 

1. * Adelaide, b. May 28, 1861. 

2. • Daughter, b. June 19, 1863. 

3. • Homer H., b. Nov. 11, 1872. 

6. ' Chloe A., b. May 20, 1832, m. Charles 

Treet, and had : 
I. • Frank, b. 



2.' 



7. 'Andrew J., b. Oct. 15, 1834, m. , 1864, 

Charity Robinson. 

8. • Delia Amanda, b. Dec. 21, 1836, d. June 

26, 1873 » she married Charles Mercer. 

9. • Mary J., b. June 18, 1838, m. Plumb. 

10. 'Lyman H., b. Sept. i, 1840, d. Apl. 17, 

1863, in the Civil War. 
2. ' Lucy, b. Mch. 19, 1800, m. Sept. , 18 19, d. 
, 1866 ; she married William Larrabee, 



Genealogy. 34 ^ 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

' William — ^ John (i) — " Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — ' Zebulon. 

removed to Iowa, and had (descendants in 
Wisconsin) : 

1. •William H., b. 

2.  Marion, b. 

3. * Nathaniel, b. 

4.  Martin, b. 

5.  Seneca, b. 

6. * Melissa L., b. 

7. 'George, b. 

8. • Frank, b. 

9. • Lamont, b. 
10.  Harriet, b. 

3. ' Martin, b. Aug. 29, 1802, m. May 24, 1825, d. 
in 1886 ; he married, ist, Mehetabel Packard, 
b. Mch. 12, 1804, d. June 16, 1845 > ^^9 Caro- 
line Rogers, b. Sept. 6, 1823, m. Oct. 10, 
1855, and had : 

1. • W. Preston, b. Feb. 15, 1826, m. Oct. 17, 

1848, ist, Julia H. Morrell, b. Apl. 19, 
1830, d. June 19, 1863; 2d, Helen L. 
Hawkins, b. Apl. 2, 1842, m. May 24, 
1867, and had : 

1. • Frederick M., b. Aug. 25, 1849. 

2. • Willard E., b. Sept. 22, 185 1, d. young. 

3. • Louis H., b. Sept. 26, 1853. 

4. • Julia M., b. Nov. 28, 1855. 

5. • George W. E., b. Feb. 22, 1868. 

6. • Mary C, b. Mch. 24, 1871. 

2. • Henry M., b. Oct. 12, 1829, m. Mch. 20, 

1861, Mary Lum, b. Feb. i, 1835, ^^^ ^^^ • 

1. • Clara E., b. Feb. 3, 1862, d. young. 

2. • Nellie M., b. Jan. 18, 1863. 

3. • William C, b. Mch. 6, 1865. 

4. * Son, d. in infancy. 

5. • Alta F., b. Dec. 25, 1867. 

6. • Jennie, b. Oct. 9, 1869. 

7. • Hattie, b. Mch. 24, 187 1, d. young. 



342 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
"William — *John (i) — "Jonathan — •Timothy (i) — *Zebulon. 

3. • Cyrus P., b. July 26, 1837, m. Feb. 2, 
1861, d. Mch. 4, 1874; he married Emma 
A. Draper, b. Nov. 16, 1837, d. July 25, 
1866 ; removed to Waterloo, Wis., and 
was Postmaster at that place until his 
death. 

4. ' Clarissa M., b. Sept. 5, 1839, m. Sept. 18, 
i860, Asahel P. Bailey, and had : 

1. • Mary E., b. July 17, 1861. 

2. * Ira M., b. Nov. 29, 1862. 

3. • Emma C, b. Sept. 11, 1869. 

4. • Edgar S., b. Nov. i, 187 1. 

5. • Charles W., b. Mch. 25, 1861 ; served as 
I St Lieutenant, Montana Volunteers, 
Spanish-American War, re-entered the 
service with rank of Captain, 36th In- 
fantry, U. S. v., and served in the Phil- 
ippine Islands, was brevetted Major for 
valiant service and afterwards appointed 
Engineer to the U. S. Philippine Com- 
mission. 
4. ' Chloe, b. Aug. 12, 1804, m. , 1824, d. 

May 21, 1869 9 s^^ married Jonah F. Palmer, 
b. June 10, 1802, d. Apl. 14, 1871, and had : 
I. ' Martha M., b. May 8, 1826, m. Edwin 

Woods. 
2. 'Sarah A., b. July 14, 1828, m. A. F. 
Chapin. 

3. • Freelove, W., b. Nov. 28, 1834, m. Rollin 

Smith. 

4. ' Simeon M., b. Apl. 21, 1840, m. 

5.  Cornelia S., b. Nov. 2, 1844, m. 

6. ' Carrie M., b. Aug. 4, 1846, m. Silas 

Smith. 
5.* Mercy, b. Jan. 11, 1807, m. Jan. 14, 1830, 
Calvin Morse, and had : 



Genealogy. 343 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

'William — "John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 'Zebulon. 

I. 'Sarah F., b. Aug. 24, 1830, m. James 
Hayden. 

2.  LavTnia C, b. Apl. 30, 1832, m. A. L. 

Moore, of Newton, la. 

3. ' Lucy A., b. Mch. 4, 1834, d. July 14, 

1855. 

4. • Julius G., b. June 20, 1837, m. Mary 

Tyler. 

5. 'Julia E., b. June 20, 1837, m. Wm. F. 

/If^oulton. 

6. • Mercy J., b. May 12, 1840, m. L. F. 

Wilbur. 

8. 'Chloe M., b. Apl. 14, 1843, m. Truman 

Powell. 

9. 'Ira C, b. Apl. 11, 1848, m. Sophia Wil- 

liams. 

6. ' Seth W., b. Feb. 21, 1810, m. Elp^>i J. Day. 

and had : 

1.  Lucy J., b. in 1837, m. Cyrus Prior. 

2. " Mary L., b. in 1837, d. young. 

3. ' Emm^ L., b. in 1844, m. Darwin G. 

French. 

4. ' Henry J., b. in 1848, m. Mary E. Fuller, 

and had : 
I. 'Carl, b. 

7. ^ Melissa L., b. Apl. 19, 1812, m. Feb. 9, 1837, 

Cyrus Packard, and had : 

1. ' Martin H., b. June 3, 1838, m. ist, Lu- 

cinda Lee ; 2d, Sarah E. Brown. 

2. • Ellen J., b. Mch. 18, 1840, m. Martin V. 

Willard. 

3.  Harrison W., b. Mch. 23, 1845, ™' Sarah 

C. Ransom. 

4. ' Seth M., b. Aug. 17, 1847, m. Melissa M. 

Allen. 

5.  Hattie C, b. Nov. 9, 1849, m. ist, O. O. 

Stimson ; 2d, George F. Wright. 



344 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — * John (i) — * Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — ' Zebulon. 

6. * George B. (Dr.), of Denver, Col., b. May 
8, 1852. 

8. ^ Caroline, b. June 16, 1815, m. S. M. Wells, of 

Waukesha County, Wis., and had : 

1.  John N., b. , unm. 

2. • Horace M., b. 

3. ' Eusebia, b. , m. Clinton Cobb. 

9. ^ Simeon M., b. Nov. 27, 1817, m. Sarah Lane, 

and had : 

1. ^ Orilla L., b. in 1844, m. Frank H. Liscom. 

2.  Cyrus M., b. in 1847, m. Jennie Percival. 

3. ' Albert M., b. in 1849, ^' Josephine M. 

Tupper. 

4. " Edna M., b. in 1855, m. Wm. Burnett. 
10. ^ Henry C, b. Aug. 10, 1820, m. Jane A. Hum- 
phrey, and had : 

1. ' Ida, b. 

2. " Wright, b. 

3. • Seymour S., b. 

5. • Abigail, b. , 1769, m. , d. Feb. i, 1820 ; 

she married Moses Boardman, b. , 1763, d. 

Sept. 29, 1 8 16, removed to Granville, Ohio, and 
had : 

1. ' Mercy, b. Nov. , 1792, m. Capt. Joseph 

Fassett. 

2. ^ Hiram, b. June 16, 1794, m. Susan Mower; 

he d. Oct. I, 1852. 

3. ^ Emily, b. Mch. 16, 1796, m. Dr. Sylvester 

Spelman. 

4. ^ Moses, b. June 2, 1798, m. Ann Olmsted. 

5. ' Lucius, b. , 1801, m. Philena . 

6. * Samuel, b. June 11, 1804, m. Minerva Reed. 
7.^ Jane M., b. Sept. 19, 1807, m. Dr. Edw. 

Beecher. 

6. * Zarah, b. , m. Louisa Todd, and had : 

I. ^ Zarah, of Whitewater, Wis., b. June 4, 1800, 
m. Fama Mott, and had : 



Genealogy. 345 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — * John (i) — • Jonathan — * Timothy(i) — • Zbbulon. 

I. 'James M., b. May i6, 1837, d. Feb. 13, 
1863, in the Civil War. 

2. ' Mary, b. 

3. ' Nancy, b. 

4. ^ Abner T., b. 

5. ' Chloe, b. 

7. • Phebe, b. Feb. 13, 1774, m. June , 1794, d. Aug. 

8, 185s ; she married James Hewitt, b. Feb. 23, 
1771, d. Apl. 8, 1858. 

8. • Seth, b. , 1776, m. , d. Feb. , 1831 ; he 

married Jane Ross, b. May 27, 1777, d. Aug. 2, 
186 1, and had : 

i.^ Abigail J., b. , m. , 1834, Alex. 

Rogers, and had : 

1. ' Jane, b. 

2. * Miranda, b. 

3.  Emily, b. 

4. " Washburn, b. 

2. ^ Stephen H., b. , 1802, m. Elizabeth Goble. 

3. ' Barbara L., b. , m. Alvin T. Belt, and 

had : 

1. • Leroy A. (Rev.), b. 

2.  Elnora O., b. 

3. • Emma V., b. 

4. ^ Daniel R., b. July 9, 1806, m. Dec. 23, 1830, 

d. Oct. 15, 1857 ; he married Lydia Root, b. 
Oct. 16, 1813, and had : 
I. • Lucina J., b. Oct. 15, 1831, m. Mch. 30, 
1854, Barzilla Bassett, of 111., b. July 2, 
1826, and had : 

1. 'Ada E., b. June 16, 1855, m. Joseph 

L. Colvin. 

2. • Francis B., b. Nov. 15, 1856, d. young. 

3. • Ira M., b. Aug. 11, i86i. 

4. • Ellen I., b. Apl. 8, 1863. 

5. 'Arthur W., b. July 11, 1868. 

6. • Guy H., b. May 13, 1870. 



346 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
" Wi LLi AM — * John ( i ) — • Jonathan — * Timothy ( i )— ' Zebulon. 

2. •Emily M., b. Apl. 21, 1833, m. Dec. 25, 

1865, Elias Metcalf, of III, b. Dec 22, 
1821. 

3. "Hilon H., b. Mch. 21, 1835, m. Sept. , 

1865, Jennie Mase, of Iowa, and had : 

1. •Walter F., b. , 1866. 

2. • Herbert H., b. , 1868. 

3. • Leroy R., b. 

4. • Donald, b. 

4. • Balerma E., b. Jan. 22, 1837, m. Aug. 28, 

1855, Thomas J. Blackiston, and had : 

1. • Anna L., b. June 16, i860. 

2. • Frank, b. 

3. • Mary L., b. 

4. • Maud, b. 

5. "Frank J., b. Feb. 13, 1839, m. Oct. 19, 

i860, I St, Sarah Stowell; 2d, Mary Row- 
ley, b. June 10, 1844, m. Dec. 19, 1871, 
and had : 

1. • Annie, b. July 22, 1861, d. young. 

2. • Harry, b. Aug. 4, 1864. 

3. •Fannie E., b. Feb. 12, 1867. 

4. • Mary, b. Oct. 19, 1872. 

5. •Frank R., b. June 19, 1874. 

6. • Oltilie, b. Jan. i, 1877. 

6. "Anna, b. July 28, 1842, d. young. 

7.  Mary C, b. Apl. 10, 1848, m. Nov. 17, 

1867, Joshua Mase, of Iowa, and had : 

1. • Emma, b. Sept. i, 1868. 

2. • Flora, b. , 1870. 

8. "Viola, b. Mch. 23, 1850, d. young. 

9. • Marcus, b. June 24, 1852, d. young. 

10. "Lydia L., b. Apl. 11, 1856, m. Dec. 29, 
1875, Walter F. Collins, of Iowa, and had : 

1. • Arthur N., b. 

2. • Norris W., b. 

3. • Ada F., b. 



Genealogy. 347 

THE JOHN LINE —JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
'William — 'John (i) — 'Jonathan — *Timothy (i)—* James (Col.). 

5. ^ Emily H., b. Feb. 25, 1814, m. Sept. 21, 1832, 

d. Apl. 7, 1883; s^c married Lemuel Stough- 
ton, b. Feb. 6, 1812, d. June 13, 1875, and 
had : 

1. • Emily E., b. June 16, 1834, d. Sept. 16, 

1851. 

2. • Lemuel, R. S., b. Jan. 11, 1838, m. Annie 

Homer. 

3. • Edward W., b. June 4, 1842, d. young. 

4. • Alvin D., b. Oct. 31, 1844, m. Sarah A. 

Smith. 

6. * Royal S., b. Sept. 21, i8i8, m. Aug. 11, 1843, 

d. Aug. 9, 1861; he married Leonora^ dau. of 

Helon Mead, b. Aug. 8, 1825 (see p. ), 

and had : 

I. 'Alice v., b. July 27, 1846, m. Sept. 25, 
1872, L. D. Howell, of Iowa, and had : 
I. • Homer A. M., b. July 14, 1873. 

2. • Alonzo R., b. Nov. 28, 1850, d. July 15, 
1871. 
9. \Mercy, b. , m. Nathaniel Blanchard. 

10. "jPatty, b. , m. Roswell Post. 

11. 'Chloe, b. , m. Benjamin Pratt. 

4. ' James (Col.), b. Sept. 6, 1730, m. Aug. , 1752, d. Jan. 
17, 1805; he married Mercy Holmes, b. Apl. 7, 1731, d. 
May 10, 1823, and had : 
I. 'Sarah, b. Aug. 14, 1753, m. , d. Feb. 14, 

1777 ; she married Solomon Purdy. 
2. 'James, b. Oct. 9, 1754. Drowned in a Ifioom at 

Centre Rutland, June 28, 1773. 
3. ' Abner, b. Feb. 4, 1756, m. , d. Feb. 11, 1813; 

he married Amelia, dau. of Rev. Benajah Roots, 

d. June 17, 1800, and had : 

1. ^ Ira, b. May 26, 1779, removed to Ohio. 

2. '* Elizabeth, b. Apl. 26, 1781, m. Israel Harris. 

3. ^Truman, b. Jan. 27, 1783. 



348 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
^William — ^* John (i)— 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — * James (Col.). 

4. ' Abner, b. Sept. 9. 1785, m. , d. Sept. 25, 

1859; ^^ married Nancy Rawley, and had : 

1. • Harriet, b. Mch. 27, 1808, m. ist, Rev. J. 

C. Pannalee; 2d, H. H. Porter. 

2. 'Charity, b. Apl. 18, 1810, m. Franklin 

Blanchard, and had : 
I. 'Chalon. 

3. • Andrew J., b. July 22, 1815, m. Oct. 3, 

1839, Ellen E. Boardman, b. Sept. 30, 
1 816, and had : 

1. 'Charles B., b. Apl. 5, 1843, <i- June 

17, 1864, during the Civil War. 

2. 'Eugene C, b. Feb. 19, 1845. 

3. ' John H., b. Oct. 27, 1848. 

4. • Nellie C, b. May 2, 1854. 

5. 'Charity R., b. Jan. 14, 1858. 

4. 'Roswell R., b. Mch. 14, 1818, m. Oct. 29, 

1839 ; ist, Lydia A. Gorham, b. , 
1820, d. , 1 841; 2d, Mary L. Hewitt, 
b. , m. Apl. 14, 1842, and had : 

1. 'John A., b. Apl. 20, 1841. 

2. • Nancy L., b. Nov. 6, 1844. 

3. 'Roswell R., b. July 29, 1852. 

5. 'John W. H., b. Sept. 14, 1820, d. June 

14, 1840. 

5. ' Laura, b. June 5, 1787, m. Solomon Cook, and 

had : 

I. 'Philena, b. 

6. ^Abiel (Dr.), b. Apl. 12, 1789, m. Feb. r, 1818, 

d. Mch. 4, 1857; he married Martha, dau. of 
Philip and Christine (Crosby) Davis, b. Apl. 
26, 1796, d. Feb. 3, 1861, and had : 

1. 'Isabella G., b. Dec. 5, 1818, m. in 1837, 

Rev. Calvin B. Cady. 

2. ' Jane M., b. July 12, 1820, m. Nov. 7, 1843, 

John B. French (was his 3d wife), d. Mch. 
23, 1898. 



Genealogy. 349 

THE JOHN LINE— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
'William — 'John (i) — "Jonathan — *Timothy (i) — * James (Col.). 

3.  , d. in infancy. 

4. "Sarah A., b. Oct. 26, 1824, m. Hennan B. 

Hale. 

5. ' Mary A., b. July 18, 1826, m. Aug. 10, 

1847, Sanford B. French, d. Apl. i, 1891, 
and had : 

1. • Mary E., b. Dec. 22, 1849, ™- James 

M. Sherman. 

2. * Charles S., b. May 2, 1854, m. Helen 

M. Sherman. 

6. •Charles D., b. Mch. 31, 1828, m. Apl. 2, 

1858, Minerva P., dau. of Giles and 
Phoebe (Dixon) Harrington, b. Nov. 17, 
1S371 removed to Chicago, and had: 

1. • Charles A., b. May 30, 1859, m. Edna 

M. Carmen, removed to Los An- 
geles, Cal., and had : 

1. " Charles S., b. 

2. *" Donna E., b. 

2. • Martha I., b. Mch. 9, 1861. 

3. "Laura A., b. July 13, 1863, ^' Apl. 

24, 1885, Dr. Edward M. Parker, d. 
Jan. 16, 1886. 

4. "Giles W., b. Apl. 17, 1865, m. Oct. 

15, 1889, Florence F. Ford. 

5. "Albert D., b. Apl. 15, 1868. 

6. " Annie M., b. Aug. 16, 1875. 

7. "Martha E., b. Mch. 20, 1831, m. Jan. 31, 

1857, Throop H. Richardson. 

8. " Cornelia W., b. Nov. 23, 1833, m. Apl. 

, 1856 ; ist, L. Crosby Barrows; 2d, 
Moses Noerr; she d. in 1898. 
7. ' Philena, b. July 25, 1791, m. , 1811, d. Aug. 
31, 1817 ; she married Charles Huntington, 
b. Apl. 21, 1783, and had : 
I. " Betsy M., b. , 181 2, m. Orlando Miller. 
8. 'Peter P., b. Nov. 4, 1793. 



350 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
' William — 'John (i) — "Jonathan — *Timothy (i) — •James (Col.). 

4. • Samantha, b. July 14, 1757, m. , d. Jan. , 

1813 ; she married, ist, Keeler Hines; 2d, 

Cogswell. 

5. 'Stephen, b. Feb. 18, 1759, m. , 1780, d. Feb. 

, 1844; he married Dorothy Sackett, b. May 7, 
1 761, d. May , 1849, and had : 

1. ^Sarah, b. Aug. , 1783, d. , 1850. 

2. 'James, b. Sept. , 1785, d. , 1846. 

3. 'Chauncey, b. Apl. , 1790, m. Nancy ^ dau. 

of Truman Mead, b. June 7, 1792, (see p. 328). 

4. * Horace, b. Feb. , 1794, d. , 1844. 

5. * Holmes, b. May i, 1796, m. Apl. 12, 1825, d. 

Aug. 10, 1874 ; he married Mary A. Little, 
b. Apl. 23, 1801, and had : 

1. "Jane, b. Nov. 3, 1826, d. Jan. 8, 1827. 

2. "Mary, b. July 8, 1828. 

3. " Elizabeth, b. Aug. 30, 1831, d. Feb. 21, 

1852. 

4. "Jane H., b. Aug. 10, 1839. 

5. "Thomas H., b. Jan. 23, 1842, m. June 24, 

1873, Frances R. Gormley, and had : 
I. "Mary M., b. Apl. 11, 1874. 

6. * Azel, b. Apl. , 1799, ^- ^^ Ohio, 1858. 

7. 'Stephen, b. June , 1801. 

8. ' Betsy, b. Oct. , 1805. 

6. "Mercy, b. May 29, 1761, m. , d. Sept. 15, 

1849 ; she married John Smith. 

7. "Dorcas, b. Jan. 24, 1763, m. , 1784, d. 

Oct. 14, 1824 ; she married Asa Hale, b. Nov. 

^9 1 759) ^^<^ ^^d : 

1. 'Dorcas, b. Aug. , 1785. 

2. ' Mercy, b. Jan. 6, 1787. 

3. ' Mary, b. Aug. 21, 1788. 

4. 'Laura, b. Jan. 21, 1790. 

5. 'Sarah, b. Sept. 10, 1791. 

6. 'Asa, b. Mch. 15, 1793, d. in infancy. 



Genealogy. 351 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — 'John (i) — 'Jonathan — *Timothy (i) — * James (Col.). 

7. 'Asa, b. Mch. 26, 1794. 

8. 'Betsy, b. Sept. 13, 1795. 

9. ' Hiram, b. Mch. 15, 1797. 

10. 'Elmina, b. Nov. 4, 1798. 

11. 'David, b. Aug. 13, 1800. 

12. ' Edward, b. Feb. 17, 1802. 

13. ' Fanny, b. Nov. 2, 1803. 
14. ' Lucy, b. Jan. 5, 1806. 

8. 'Hannah, b. Dec. 16, 1764, d. Sept. 14, 1821 ; she 

married, ist, Silas Smith; 2d, Darius Chipman. 

9. • Damarius, b. Aug. 31, 1766, m. , d. July 18, 

1846 ; she married Dr. Daniel Reed, d. July 27, 
1844. 

lo.'* Tameson, b. June 22, 1768, m. , d. , 1844; 

she married Smith Purdy. 

II. 'William, b. Sept. 24, 1770, m. , 1792, d. Nov. 
24, 1854 ; he married, ist, Rachel Smith, b. Mch. 
> 177S1 d- July , 1813 ; 2d, Mrs. Olive (Love- 
land) Thrall, b. May 5, 1768, m. , d. Apl. 
28, 1857. He removed to Ohio, and his tomb- 
stone says: '' He was the first white child bom in 
Rutland, Vt." He had : 

1. ' Mahala, b. Feb. 25, 1793, m. Jan. , 1815, d. 

Nov. 19, 1854; she married Samuel Thrall, 
Jr., d. Feb. 10, 1830, and had : 

1. 'James, b. 

2. ' William, b. 

3. ' Samuel M., b. 

4. * Rachel, b. 

5. • Timothy, b. I'^^^^, .^T,^- 
6. 'Joseph, b. f ter their father s 

•^ *^ ) death. 

2. 'Matilda, b. , 1795, ^* f i79^- 

3. ' Matilda, b. Oct. 31, 1798, m. Nov. 18, 1819, d. 
Mch. I, 1857 ; she married Timothy M. Rose, 
b. Mch. 24, 1797, and had : 



352 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE —JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
'William — 'John (i) — 'Jonathan — *Timothy (i) — 'James (Col.). 

1. 'Timothy, b. Feb. 14, 182 1, m. ist, Harriet 

A. Howe ; 2d, Fidelia Follet, of Gran- 
ville, Mass. 

2. ' Son, d. in infancy. 

3. ' Son, d. in infancy. 

4. * Matilda, b. Oct. 4, 1835, d. Aug. 23, 1852. 

5. • Clarissa, b. May. 15, 1837, m. Henry M. 

Parker, d. Feb. 10, 1865. 
12. 'James, b. Dec. 12, 1773, °*- ^^o. i, 1796, d. June 
10, 1 813 ; he married Phebe Smith, b. Nov. 8, 1773, 
d. Oct. 3, 1850, and had : 

1. ' James S., b. Aug. 24, 1799, m. , d. Sept. 

16, 1827 ; he married Sarah A. Fasset, b. at 
Albany, N. Y., and had only one child, who 
died at the age of three years. 

2. ' Mercy, b. June 27, 1801, d. young. 

3. 'Pamelia, b. Aug. 29, 1802, m. , d. Jan. 

31, 1827 ; she married Hiram Rich, d. , 

i860, and had : 

I. ' Eliza P., b. June 3, 1825, m. Jan. 10, 
1858, George G. Sewell, of Cal., b. 1819. 

4. ^ Franklin, b. Nov. 30, 1804, m. , d. July 

18, 1859 ; he married Rachel Price, d. July 
16, 1877, and had : 

1. 'Roland P., b. Apl. 10, 1837, m. , d. 

, 1879 ; he married , and 

removed to Red River Settlement, B. N. 
A., and had a large family, but no infor- 
mation could be obtained. 

2. 'Phebe N., b. Feb. 19, 1842, m. Henry D. 

Bolt, of Elmira, N. Y. 

3. 'Benjamin F., b. Nov. 11, 1843, m. Ada 

Savory, removed to Canada. 

5. ' Phebe, b. Sept. 30, 1806, m. Aug. 2, 1846, 

Alpha D. Cole, b. Sept. 28, 1805, d. Apl. 7, 
1878 (Tioga, Pa.). 



Genealogy. 353 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
* William — * John (i)— • Jonathan — * Timothy(i) — ' James(Co1.). 

6. 'Sarah, b. June 28, 1808, m. Feb. 10, 1831, d 

May 12, 1847 ; she married Smith Moore, b. 
June 17, 1808, d. Nov. 29, 1874, and had : 

1. • Sarah A., b. Feb. 9, 1832, d. young. 

2. • George, b. Sept. 10, 1833, d. young. 

3. • Phebe, b. Oct. 28, 1834, m. Wm. Lock- 

wood. 

4. • James, b. Sept. 6, 1837. 

5. 'Smith, b. Aug. 12, 1839. 

6. * Marion, b. Nov. 26, 1840, m. Jas. Hooker. 

7. "Jane C, b. May 3, 1844, d. young. 

7. ' Eli, b. Sept. 16, 1810, m. , d. , 

1874 ; he married, ist, Eliza Rowley ; 2d, 
, and had : 

1. "James, b. 

2. • Mary, b. , m. William Turner. 

8. * Abner, b. Jan. i, 1813, m. Apl. , 1838, Sa- 

mantha A. Rowley, b. Mch. 21, 181 7, re- 
moved to Webster City, la., and had : 

1. 'Pamelia E., b. Mch. 19, 1839, m. July i, 

1858, John L. Spaulding, of Minn., b. 
July 15, 1833, and had : 

1. • William L., b. Nov. 6, 1862. 

2. 'James E., b. Apl. 20, 1873. 

2. 'Sylvia A, b. May 25, 1840, m. Mch. , 

1874, Charles N. Lapham, ist Cavalry, 
Vt. V. 

3. • Abner B., 5th Cavalry, N. Y. V., b. Apl. 

24, 1843, ™- Jui^c ^9 1869, Mary A. 

Briggs, b. Sept 14, 1847, d* Feb- 7> i83o, 

and had : 

I. • Kittie M., b. Aug. 13, 1870. 

2. ' Briggs E. A., b. May 9, 1873. 

3. ' Lulu, b. Oct. 23, 1879. 

4. 'Phebe E., b. Jan. 3, 1846, m. Jan i, 1866, 

Wm. H. Cook, sth Cavalry, K Y. V., b. 
Nov. 26, 1838, and had : 

«3 



354 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
* William — ^•John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 'Stephen. 

1. • Nellie A., b. July 25, 1868. 

2. • George E., b. June 29, 1874. 

5. * Emma F., b. Dec. i, 1848, m. Oct. lo, 

1866, Sperry F. Town, of Crown Point, 
N. Y., b. Dec. 6, 1845, and had : 
I. • Mattie E., b. June 24, 1870. 

6. • Mary G., b. Aug. 24, 1853, m. Jan. i, 

187 1, David J. Hook, of Hook's Point, 

la., b. Oct. 3, 1847, ^^d ^^^ ' 

I. • Theodore F., b. Dec. 18, 187 1. 

7. 'Miranda A., b. July 25, 1855, m. July 2, 

187 1, Joseph N. Neece, of Webster City, 
la., and had : 

1. • Jennie E., b. June 10, 1872. 

2. 'James N., b. Oct. 18, 1873. 
3. ' Henry A., b. Nov. 15, 1875. 

8. 'James E., of Webster City, la., b. Dec. 7, 

1857. 

9. ' Flora A., b. Oct. 11, 1863. 

• 5. 'Stephen, b. Jan 23, 1734, m, , d. ; he mar- 

ried Polly White, and had : 
I. 'Stephen, b. , 1760, m. , d. , 

1800 ; he married Sylvia Hopkins. 
2. • Timothy, b. 1762, m. , d. , 1800 ; he 

married Sarah Squires. 
3. ' Polly, b. , 1764. She was killed at the age 

of thirteen years by a log rolling on her. 
4. • Jane, b. June 19, 1766, m. , 1785, d. July 15, 

1834. She was the first white female child bom 

in Manchester, Vt., married David Stark, b. , 

1765, d. , 1805, and had : 

1. ' Stephen W., b. , 1786, m. Sally Gilbert. 

2. * Zephaniah, b. , 1787, d. young. 

3. ^ Martha E., b. , 1792, m. Helan Mead, d. 
1843, and had (see p. ). 

4. * Henry M., b. , 1793, m. Fanny P. 

Ferguson. 



Genealogy. 355 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
'William — 'John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — 'Stephen. 

5. • Rachel, b. , m. Dec. 2, 1783, Ebenezer Hop- 

kins, and had : 

1. ' Josiah D. D. (Rev.), b. Apl. 18, 1786. 

2. ' Ebenezer, b. Aug. 16, 1787. 

3. * Sarah, b. Jan. 27, 1789, m. Chipman. 

4. ' Charlotte, b. Oct. 24, 1790, m. Durphy. 

5. ' Achsah, b. July 19, 1792. 

6. * Minerva, b. Apl. 22, 1794, m. Grenelle. 

7. ' Matthew, b. Apl. 7, 1796, d. young. 

8. * Timothy M. (Rev.), b. July 8, 1800. 

6. ' Hannah, b. , m. Dec. 20, 1786, John Hop- 

kins, d. , 1832, and had : 

1. 'Polly, b. Dec. 20, 1787, d. Mch. 17, 1793. 

2. ' Sabrina, b. July 4, 1789. 

3. ' Roby, b. Apl. 10, 1791, m. Crary. 

4. ' Freeman, b. Feb. 27, 1793. 

5. ' Theresa, b. Feb. 10, 1795. 

7. ' Sarah, b. , 1771, m. , d. June 6, 1801 ; 

she married Martin Hopkins, d. , 1840, and 

had: 

I. ' Melinda, , m. June 20, 18 16, Henry 

Meady b. Dec. 25, 1784, and had (see p. 328). 
2. ' Laura, b. 
3. ' Tryphena, b. 
4. ' Sarah, b. 

8. ' Martha, b. , m. , d. ; she 

married Ebenezer Keeler. 

9. ' Elizabeth, b. , m. , 1794, Abner 

Needham. 

10. • Ezra, b. , 1777, m. , d. ; be 

married Lydia Morris. 

11. • Mercy, b. , 1779, ™' ^^* i7> '79S> <^« J^^^ 

22, 1800 ; she married Matthew Hopkins, and had: 
I. ' William A., b. Aug. 20, 1796. 

12. ' Melinda, b. 

13. 'Polly, b. , d. aged 18 years. 



356 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

'William — •John (i) — 'Jonathan — * Timothy (i)— *Ezra. 

6. ' Ezra, b. Oct. 9, 1737, m. , d ; he mar- 

Tied Tryphena Burton, b. Aug. , 1744, and had : 
I. ' Isaac, b. Dec. 20, 1760, m. , d. 

He settled near Lockport, N. Y., m. , and had : 

1. ' Isaac, b. Aug. 16, 1801, m. , 1822, d. 

Jan. , 1868 ; he married Betsy Carlton, b. 
, 1800, d. July 3, 1867, and had : 

1. ' Laura, b. , 1824, m. , 1850, 

George Norstrant. 

2. " Daniel, b. Nov. 26, 1826, m. May 8, 185 1, 

Harriet M. Scott, b. Dec. 27, 1823, d. 
Jan. 2, 1887 (Mich.), and had : 

1. 'Wealthy R., b. June 28, 1853, m. 

Nov. 14, 1877, John Eaton. 

2. ' Belle E., b. May 26, 1856, m. Oct. 18, 

1876, Guilford S. Northrup, b. Mch. 
18, 1853 (Mich.), and had : 

1. " Mabel, b. Jan. 12, 1878. 

2. *• Hubert M., b. Jan. 15, 1879. 

3. " Karl D., b. Jan. 3, 1881. 

3. • Carrie D., b. Nov. 13, 1859, m. Oct. 

25, 1882, John Graves, and had : 
I. "Peari H., b. Nov. 10, 1884. 

3. "Horace, b. , 1828, m. , 1853, 

Arabella Carpenter (Ohio). 

4. "Henry, b. Feb. 19, 1831, m. Sarah Saw- 

yer, of Mich. 

5. " Willard, b. , 1833, m. July 4, 1856, 

Mary A. Norstrant ; she d. Jan. 2, 1878 
(Mich.). 

6. "Sarah, b. June 23, 1835, m. Jan. 24, 1858, 

Lafayette Sawyer. 

2. ' Burton, b. 

3. ' Rhoda, b. 

4. * Daniel, b. , 1805. 

5. ' Anna, b. 

6. ' Laura, b. 



Genealogy. 357 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

William — "John (i) — 'Jonathan — ■* Timothy (i) — 'Ezra. 

2. * Silas, b. May 6, 1762 ; he married, ist, Huldah 
Kinney, b. July 3^ 1768 ; 2d, Sally, widow of Peter 
Mead (see p. 366), and had : 

1. ' Ezra, b. Sept. 30, 1785, m. , d. ; 

he married Marinda Foote, b. , 1785, d. 

Mch. , 1844, and had : 

I. * Michael, b. , unm., d. 

Z.  Huldjh, b. ' Y J ^^ , m. , d. ; 

she married Jerman Bush, of Somerset, 
N. Y., and had : ^ ^otj 

I. • Michael M^, b. l3d 2-' ,m. Matilda 

RoweM. l9U L /"- • 
.2. * Mary, b. , m. MicJuul E. Mead, 

and had (see p. 365). 

3. • Emeline, b. , m. John Haw- 

ley, of Somerset, N. Y. 

4. • WiUiam, b. , d. iK>u»g.,OtU^'^«^»^ 

5. • Ezra, b. , d. young. 

6. • Leroy. 

7. • Azuba, b. , m. Chas. Van 

Wagenen. 
8. ' Ida, b. , d. young. 

3. *. Marinda, b. , m. ist, Milton All- 

bright' ; 2d, Joseph Hess, and had by ist 
husband : 

1. * Marilla, b. , m. Sylvester 

Price, of Olcott, N. Y. 

2. • Ezra M., b. 

2. ' Elijah, b. Sept. 7, 1787, , d. Jan. , 

1832. 

3. * Belinda, b. Feb. 27, 1789, m. , d. May 

19, 1842 ; she married Russell Foote, b. , 
1786, d. May 19, 1842, and hkd : 

1.  Russell N., of Wis., b. July 4, 1810. 

2. ' Belinda S.,b. Aug. 21, i8i3,m. AbnerRay. 

3. ' Orpha A., b. Feb. 8, 1818, m. Chas. Will- 

iams, of Waukesha, Wis. > 



358 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH 

Western Vermont. 
* William —  John (i) — * Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — ' Ezra. 

4. ' Ezra M., b. Jan. 19, 1820. 

5. 'David S., b. Dec. 24, 1821, m. Hiildah 

Westcott. 

6. *Orlin C, b. Jan. 6, 1824. 

7. • Silas K., b. Feb. 20, 1826. 

4. * Jerusha, b. Dec. 16, 1791, m. , d. ; 

she married Geo. Gale, and had : 

1. • John, of Waukesha, Wis., b. 

2. * Silas, b. 

3. * Huldah, b. , m. Leims Mead (un- 

traced), of Middleport, N. Y., and had : 

1. • Emily, b. , m. Green. 

2. • Jane, b. , d. young. 

3. * Sarah, b. , m. Willis Haight, 

of Somerset, N. Y. 

4. 'George, b.'v 

5. ^Tryphena, b. Feb. 15, 1795, ™- Marsten Sher- 

wood, and had : 

1. • Silas M., of Wis., b. , m. 

Miller. 

2. 'Benjamin F., of Somerset, N. Y., b. , 

m. Abby . 

3. • John, of Medina, N. Y., b. 

4. • Lyman A., b. 

5. • Mary A., b. 

6. ^ Huldah, b. Oct. 7, 1796, m. John Bangham, 

and had : 

1. ' Erastus, of Richland City, Wis., b. 

2. ' John, b. , in N. Y. State, m. 

GiflFen. 

3. • Nancy, b. 

4. • Lucy, b. 

7. * Rebecca, b. Jan. 15, 1798, m. John Sherwood, 

and had : 

I. " Sylvania, b. , m. John R. Stewart. 

8. ^ Silas, b. Apl. 14, 1801, m. July 22, 1824, d. 

May 28, 1833 ; he married, ist, Susan Har- 



Genealogy. 359 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

' William — * John (i) — * Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — ' Ezra. 

ger^ b. Apl. 14, 1801, d. Sept. 15, 1828; 2d, 
Martha H. Pease, b. Nov. 22, 1802, m. Mch. 
I, 1S30, d. June 25, i860, and had : 

1. • Horace, b. Apl. 3, 1825, m. July 4, 185 1, 

Ldliisa Gaskell, removed to Medina, N. 
Y., and had : . 

1. • Donna, b. , m. Davis. 

2. • Fred S., b. 

2. ' Silas K., b. May 25, 1826, d. June 15, 

1834. 

3. * Polly, b. Dec. 26, 1827, d. June 15, 1834. 

4. " Michael, b. Sept. i, 1831. 

5. • Ezra B., b. Sept. 26, 1836, m. May 2, 

1869, Althea • Smith, b. Oct. 17, 1842; 
removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., and 
had : 

1. * Silas, b. June 13, 1870, d. June 17, 

1870. 

2. • Lenna M., b. Apl. 3, 1872. 

3. • Jennie E., b. Sept. 6, 1873. 

4. * Ezra B., b. Jan. 22, 1878. 

5. • Rufus E., b. Oct. 2, 1883. 
9. ' Polly, b. Mch. 8, 1803. 

10. ^ Kinney, b. Feb. 28, 1806, m. Azuba Bush, and 

had : 

I. 'Wallace, b. 

2.  William, b. 

3. • Carlos, b. 

4. • Scott, b. 

5. ' Ruhamia, b. , m. Wm. Mayhew, 

of Merton, Wis. 

6. * Belinda, b. 

7. " Emma, b. • >»w 7 Ctvr i-xj 

8. • Azuba, b. 

11. ^ Betsy, b. Feb. 28, 1806, m. Nathan Mitchell, 

and had : 

I. ' Marinda, b. 



36o The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
' William — * John (i) — * Jonathan — * Timothy (i)— * Ezra. 

2. • Mary, b. 

3. • Sally, b. 

4. • George, b. 

5. * Solomon, b. 

3. • Lydia, b. June 20, 176$^ 

4. 'Rufus, b. Oct. 15, 1764, m. Mch. 8, 1792, d. Nov. 

26, 1824 ; he married Betsy Rockwell, b. Oct. 14, 

1768, d. Oct. 14, 1848, and had : 

I. ^Rufus, b. Apl. 4, 1793, m. Nov. 7, 1816, d. 

June 18, 1857 ; he married Anna Janes, b. 

Dec. 24, 1793, d. Aug. 26, 1868, and had : 

1. • Mary A., b. Nov. 21, 1817. 

2.  Tryphena, b. Jan. 29, 1820, d. Feb. 12, 

1820. 

3. • Israel C, b. Jan. 21, 1821, d. Jan. i, 1851. 

4. 'Lydia, b. June 12, 1823, m. Dec. 18, 1854, 

Charles H. Smedley, of la., and had : 

1. * Anna M., b. Dec. 12, 1856. 

2. * Marcia A., b. Sept. 14, 1866. 

5. • Rufus (Hon.), b. Mch. r, 1825, m. Dec. 

16, 1851, d. Mch. II, 1874; ^c married 
Catharine E. Tilden, b. Sept. 22, 1830, d. 
Jan. 28, 1861. He was, in 1872, U. S. 
Consul at Corinto, Nicaragua. He had : 

1. • Rufus T., b. Oct. 21, 1855, d. young. 

2. • Frank B., b. April 16, 1857, d. young. 

6. ' Hiram, b. May 10, 1827, m. Aug. 5, 1858, 

Elizabeth S. Billings, b. May 21, 1833. 
He graduated at Middlebury College, 
class of 1850, and at Andover, class of 
1857, and is professor of homiletics in 
the Theological Seminary at Oberlin, O., 
and had : 

1. • Alice E., b. Sept. 29, 1859. 

2. • George H., b. Feb. 27, 1863. 

7. • Horace J., b. Apl. 22, 1830, m. Jan. 3, 

1855, d. Oct. 22, 1872 ; he married, ist, 



Genealogy. 361 

THE JOHN LINE —JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

William — 'John (i) —  Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — * Ezra. 

Mary H. Matthews, b. Nov. ii, 1834, d. 
Oct. 22, 1862 ; 2d, Mary A. Wooster, b. 
Nov. 24, 1835, m. Mch. 2, 1864, and had : 

1. • Lyman M., b. Mch. 23, 1856, d. 

young. 

2. • Anna J., b. Dec. 14, 1857. 

3. • Martin L., b. July 12, i860, d. young. 

4. • Harriet W., b. Jan. 14, 1865. 

5. • Rufus H., b. Feb. 4, 1866. 

6. • Carl A., b. Oct. 7, 1870. 

8. • Lorin C, b. Mch. 12, 1832, m. Aug. 8, 

1855, ist, Roxana E. Peet, b. Jan. 28, 
1836, d. Sept. 16, 1864 ; 2d, Elizabeth C. 
Selden, m. June , 1866, and had : 
I. • Electa L., b. Aug. 15, 1859. 

9. " Martin L., b. Jan. 23, 1834, m. May 19, 

1863, I St, Hannah W. Tread well, b. Jan. 
20, 1842, d. Sept. 5, 1864 ; 2d, Myra M. 
Jenkins, b. Aug. 6, 1844, m. Jan. 23, 
1867 ; removed to Brooklyn Village, O., 
and had : 

1. • Hannah, b. June 18, 1864. 

2. • Paul M., b. Feb. 24, 1869. 

3. • Frederick E., b. May 9, 1870. 

4. • Henry W., b. Aug. 5, 1873. 

10. • Charles M,, b. Jan. 28, 1836, m. Aug. 2, 
1867, Caroline E. Thayer, b. Nov. 9, 
1834. He graduated at Middlebury 
College, class of 1856 ; was tutor at 
Phillips Academy and at Middlebury 
College, and afterwards professor in An- 
dover Theological Seminary. 
2 ^Hannah, b. Jan. 30, 1795, m. Mch. 4, 1813, d. 

Dec. 10, 1855 ; she married Caleb Martin, d. 
, 1842, and had : 

I. ' Hannah L., b. Dec. 5, 1813, m. Elijah K. 
Richardson, of Buffalo, N. Y. 



3^2 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 
'William — 'John (i)—' Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — *Ezra. 

2. • Ozias C, b. June 9, 1815. 

3. • Ezra M., b. May 14, 181 7, d. Dec. 13, 

1841. 

4. "Amy R., b. Feb. 9, 1819, d. June 17, 

1843- 

5. "Patrick H., b. Feb. 4, 1821, d. Oct. 14, 

1847. 

6. " Marcia A., b. May 10, 1822, d. Nov. 18, 

1823. 

7. " Sarah E., b. Mch. 26, 1824, m. John R. 

Stewart, of Grand Rapids, Mich. 

8. • Mary M., b. July 20, 1826, m. Wm. A. 

Swain. 

9. "Charlotte F., b. May 21, 1828, m. 

Yokum, of Grand Rapids, Mich. 

10. "Emor J., b. May 28, 1831, d. Feb. 25, 

1838. 

11. " Rufus W., b. Aug. 25, 1833, m. Caroline 

M. Coger. 

12. "Marion R., b. Apl. 8, 1838, d. May 20, 

1858. 
3. ' Amy, b. Apl. 19, 1797, m. Feb. 5, 1824, d. 
Nov. 27, 1836 ; she married Erastus Mazu- 
zan, b. Apl. 24, 1795, and had : 

1. "Celia, b. Dec. 7, 1824. 

2. " John, of Lowell, Mass., b. Oct. 30, 

1826. 

3. • Harriet, b. Jan. 29, 1829, m. ist, Wm. G. 

Winne ; 2d, Enos Parish (Mich.) 

4. "Julia, b. Oct. 27, 1830, d. Jan. , 1850. 

5. "Juliette, b. Sept. 7, 1832. 

5. • Ezra, b. Aug. 9, 1766, m. , d. Dec. , 1856 ; 

he married Hannah Sampson, d. Sept. , 1846, 
and had : 
I. * Silas, b. , m. , and had : 

1. • Merrill, b. , m. (Ohio). 

2. • Ezra, b. 



Genealogy. 3^3 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH 

Western Vermont. 
'William — ^"John (i) — "Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — •Ezra. 

2. ^ Polly, b. Feb. 22, 1790, m. May 28, 1812, d* 

Jan. 19, 1868 ; she married Gen'l Augustine 
Munson, b. Sept. 30, 1783, d. Apl. 5, 1868, 
and had : 

1. • Mary, b. June 16, 1813, m. Anson B. 

Hayes. 

2. "Augustine A., of Cal., b. Feb. 4, 1815. 

3. • Gustave A., b. Sept. 11, 1816, m. Almena 

Conklin ; she d. Mch. 23, 1863. 

4. * Lucian M., b. Sept. 20, 1818, m. Mary A. 

Ackerly. 

5.  Lorinda, b. Nov. 30, 1819, m. Rolin C. 

Jewett ; she d. Oct. 4, 1869. 

6. * Marvin M., b. Sept. 24, 1822, m. Emma 

S. Culbertson. 

7. • Micajah W., b. Mch. 27, 1826, d. Mch. 

30, 1850- 

3. ' Hannah, b. , m. Clemmens. 

4. * Stillman, b. 

5. ^ Ezra, b. 

6. ^ Helon, b. Apl. 3, 1801, m. Oct. 23, 1823, d. 

Sept. 26, 1876 ; he married Minerva L. Barnes, 
b. Feb. II, 1804, and had : 

1. * Leonora, b. Aug. 8, 1825, m. Aug. 11, 

1843, Royal S. Mead^ b. Sept. 21, 1818, 
d. Aug. 9, 1861, and had (see p. 347). 

2. • William, b. Feb. 22, 1827. 

3. 'Balerma, b. Nov. 21, 1829, d. Nov. 20, 
1830. 

4. 'Oscar, b. Oct. 18, 1831. 

5. • Durand, b. July 22, 1833. 

6. • Helon, b. May 6, 1835. 

7. • Mary J., b. Apl. 20, 1838. 

8.  Orvilla, b. Apl. 21, 1845. 

9. • Diana, b. , m. Stimpson. 

10. • Hiram, b. 

6. 'Tryphena, b. Oct. 10, 1767, m. Joel Smith. 



364 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — * John ( i ) — • Jonathan — * Timothy ( i ) — * Ezra. 

7.* Solomon, b. Jan. 30, 1769, m. Polly Thrall, and 
had : 

1. * Helon, b. , m. Martha E., dau. of David 

Stark (see p. 354), and had : 

1. 'Henry S., b. 

2. * Chipman, b. 

3. • Chauncey, b. 

4. ' Solomon, b. 

5. "Andalucia, b. 

6. • William H., b. 

7. • Minerva, b. 

8. • Martha, b. 

9. 'Mary J., b. 

10. • George F., b. , m. Orpha^ dau. of 

Henry M. Stark (see p. 354). 

2. * Huldah, b. 

3. ' Polly, b. 

4. ' Worthy, b. 

5. * Lucy, b, 

6. ' Hiram, b. 
7. ' Betsy, b. 

8. • Michael, b. July 4, 1770, m. , and had : 

I. ^ Ezra, b. , m. Jane Nelson, and had : 

I. ' Hannah A., b. , m. Henry B. Bate- 

man, and had : 

1. • Ezra, b. 

2. • Verren, b. 

3. • Henry, b. 

4. * Franklin, b. 

5. • Elizabeth, b. 

6. • Alice, b. 

7. • Thomas, b. 

8. • Adele, b. 

9. 'Jennie, b. 

10. • Mary, b. 

11. *Susaiv b. 
2. ' Ezra, b. 



Genealogy. 365 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Western Vermont. 

* William — * John (i) — " Jonathan — * Timothy (i) — * Ezra. 

3^  Abigail, b. , m. Thos. Moshier. 

4. ' Michael E., b. , m. ist^ Mary Mil- 

ler ; 2d, Mary^ dau. of Jerman Bush 
(see p. 357), and had : 

1. • Willis, b. 

2. • Janette, b. 

3. • Charles, b. , 

4. 'LinaJ., b. '^ /d^v^ 

5. • Frank S., b. Aug. 6, 1861. 

6. • Rupert, b. ^ ^ 

7. •InaG., b. n^ * 7UX-^r 

5. "George W., b. 
'6. • Henry, b. 

7. ' Mandana, b. 

8. • Jane, b. 

9. • Ann, b. 

2. ^ Belinda, b. 

3. ^ Lewis, b. 

4. ^ Fanny, b. 

5. ^ Henry, b. 

6. ^ Stephen, b. , m. Phebe Prime, and had : 

1. "H. Dudley, b. 

2. "Homer, b. 

3. "Augusta, b. 

4. " Helen, b. 

5. "A. Stella, b. 

9. • Lydia, b. Jan. 12, 1772, m. Robert Seaver. 

10. "Mary, b. Oct. 13, 1773, m. Eliphas Thrall. 

11. " Josiah, b. Apl. 13, 1775, nu Eusebia Humphrey, 

and had : 

I. ^Josiah, b. , m. ist, Eliza Clark; 2d, 

Lucy Bicknell, and had : 

1. " Clark, b. , m. , and had sev- 

eral children. 

2. " Morris, b. , m. , and had sev- 

eral children. 

3. * Daughter, b. , m. Erastus Orr. 



3^6 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William—' John (i)-' Jonathan— | IJ^^j^y "^ ^'^' 

4. " William, b. 

5. 'Daughter, b. 

2. ' Ashbel, b. , m. Catharine Bicknell and 

had several children. 

3. 'Humphrey, b. , m. Bicknell, and 

had several children. ' 

4. ' Hiram, b. , m. Mary A. Young, and had : 

I. • James, and several other children. 

5. 'Giles F., b. 

6. 'Gardiner, b. 

7. ' Lucius L., b. , m. Ann E. Bicknell. 

8. ' Lorinda, b. , m. Ezra Church. 

9. ' Eusebia, b. , m. Hiram Livingston. 

10. ' Orilla, b. , m. Hiram Livingston. 

12. 'Dorcas, b. Dec. 16, 1777, m. Joseph Chapman.^ 

13. 'Peter, b. Mch. 27, 1779, m. Sally Kinney, she after- 

wards m. St'Ias Mead, b^ May 6, 1762 (see p. 357) 
and had : 1 

1. ' Solomon, b. , m. , and had : 

1. 'Peter, b. 

2. ' Isaac, b. 

3. ' Norman, b. 

4. ' Abram, b. 

5.' — . 

6. • Daughter, b. 

2. ' Ezra, b. 

3. ' Elijah, b. , in Kansas. 

4. ' Isaac, b. 

5. 'Mida, b. 

6. ' Lydia, b. 

14. 'Cynthia, b. Sept. 4, 1780. m. , S. Smith. 
7. 'Tameson, b. Nov. 20, 1739, m. , d. 

7. 'Mary, b. May 22, 1704, m. Jan. 12, 1727, d. ; she 

married Benjamin Waterbury, and had : 

1. 'Rachel, b. Nov. 10, 1727. 

2. 'Benjamin, b. Feb. 26, 1729. 

3. ' Josiah, b. July 31, 1732. 



Genealogy. 367 

THE JOHN LINE.— JONATHAN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William—' John (i)— • Jonathan- | ! ^l^^^' 

4. •James, b. Dec. 7, 1734. 

5. 'Ebenezer, b. Feb. 25, 1737. 

6. • Mary, b. Jan. 5, 1741. 

7. •Bethia, b. May 20, 1744. 

8. * Hezekiah, b. Aug. 30, 1705, probably settled in Westchester 

or Dutchess County, N. Y. No further record. 

9. * Rachel, b. Nov. 22, 1708. No further record. 

This finishes the Jonathan branch, so far as information could be 
obtained. 



368 



The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel (i) — 

* Nathaniel (2). 

6. 'David, b. abt. 1665, m. Dec. 16, 1707, d. Feb. , 1727. He 
settled early in the Town of Bedford, N. Y., and was one of the 
resident proprietors there in 1692 ; married Abigail Leane, and 
had : 

1. * David (2), b. Sept. i, 1708, reported to have been killed in 

the Revolutionary War. No further record. 

2. * Charity, b. 17 10. 

3. * Rachel, b. 17 12. 

i 4. * Nathaniel, b. Oct. 9, 1714, m. Mch. 27, 1745, d. ; he 

married Prudence Wood of Long Island, a descendant of 
of Jonas Wood, who emigrated to New England with the 
Plymouth Colonists in 1630, and had : 
^ I. •Nathaniel, b. Mch. 7, 1746, m. Oct. 23, 1765, d. 

he married Martha, dau. of Peter Brown, b. Sept. 5 
1749, d. Oct. 27, 1818, and had : 
I. • Nehemiah, b. Oct. 2, 1766, m. Dec. 9, 1784, d. 
1 81 3 ; he married Susan Brown, and had : 
I. 'Ebenezer, b. Nov. 7, 1785, m. , 1806 

d. Oct. 23, 181 3 ; he married Jerusha Nash 
and had : 

1. • Sally A., b. July 12, 1807, d. Oct. 16, 1810 

2. 'Nathaniel (Rev.), b. July 9, 1809, m 

May, 1835, d. Nov. i, 1886 ; he married 
Eliza J. Waite, d. June 8, 1880, and had 
I. • Elizabeth, b. , 1837. 

3. • Harriet, b. Mch. 14, 1813, d. Oct. 25, 1814 

2. * Brown, b. Jan. 19, 1789, m. , d. Oct. 

1843 ; he married, ist, Bamum, and had 

no children ; 2d, , and had : 

1. "Caroline, b. June , 1817. 

2. 'Eliza, b. , 1819, m. Francis Goldy. 

3. ' Nathaniel, b. Jan. i, 1821, d. Apl. , i860. 

3. ' Nathaniel, b. Oct. 19, 1791, , d. Nov. 

16, 1813. He succeeded his uncle William in 
the saddle and harness business on the Bowery, 
N. Y., married Cooper, and had : 



Genealogy. 369 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

William — * John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel (i) — 

' Nathaniel (2). 

1. 'Elizabeth A., b. 

2. ' Charles H., b. 

3. •WiUiamC, b. 

4. * Almira, b. , m. John Hayward. 

5. 'Mary J., b. , m. William Murray, 

Brooklyn. 

6. ' Susan A. b. , m. William Edsall, 

Brooklyn. 

7. • George, b. 

8. * Benjamin, b. 

4. 'David, b. Aug. 5, i793» m* » d. ; 

he married BristoL 

5. * William, b. Apl. 17, 1801, m. Nov. 5, 1823, d. 

Apl. 14, 1862 ; he married Polly Hover, b. 
May 14, 180T, and had : 

1. * Susan C, b. June 25, 1826, d. July 15, 

1834. 

2. 'William W., b. Dec. 12, 1830, d. Nov. 9, 

1853. 

3. * Virginia, b. Sept. 24, 1832, d. Feb. 20, 1834. 

4. * Edwin R., b. Dec. 12, 1834, m. Nov. ii, 

i860, Mary L. Lapham, of Jersey City, 

N. J., and had : 

I. ' Mary R., b. May 22, 1862. 

2. * Edwin R., b. Mch. 26, 1866. 

5. 'Marion E., b. Feb. 8, 1838, m. May 9, 

1865, Alexander Loos. 

6. • Robert B., b. Jan. 3, 1839, d. Dec. 31, 1841. 
7. ' Mary R., b. Mch. i, 1841, , d. Sept. 

10, i860. 
8. ' Frances L., b. Feb. 8, 1844, m. Oct. 20, 
1864, Wm. H. Nordaby, of ' Greene 
County, N. Y. 

6. 'Susan, b. Aug. 20, 1809, m. Mch. 31, 1835, 

James Fair, b. June 11, 1808, of Ypsilanti 
Mich., and had : 



370 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH, 

Greenwich, Conn. 

^William — ^"John (i) — "David — * Nathaniel (i) — 

• Nathaniel (2). 

1. •Thomas N., b. June 20, 1836, d. May 23, 

1837. 

2. •William M., b. Dec. 12, 1837. 

3. •Sarah A., b. Nov. 20, 1839, m. R. G. 

Downer. 

4. • Martha E., b. Oct. 29, 1841, m. Linus 

Hiscock. 

5.  Andrew P., b. June 4, 1843, d. May 4, 1863, 

in Richmond Prison during Civil War. 

6. •John W., b. Oct 22, 1844. 

7. • J. Eugene, b. Apl. 10, 1847. 

8. ' Nathaniel C, b. May 3, 1849, d. June , 
1849. 

2. • Martha, b. Oct. 26, 1768, m. , d. ; she 

married Nathan Lockwood, b. Apl. 28, 1756, and 
had : 

1. ^Hannah, b. 

2. 'Olford, b. Aug. 6, 1791, m. , d. ; 

he married Betsy^ dau. of Israel Mead, b. 
, 1798, and had (see p. 381). 
3.' Sally, b. 

4. * Nathaniel, b. 

5. 'Schubael, b. 
6. ' Anna, b. 

7. ' Jane, b. 

3. • Nathaniel, b. Sept. 2, 1770, m. , d. ; he 

married Leonard, removed to Oswego, N. Y., 

and had : 

I. ^ Nathaniel, b. 

4. 'Peter, b. Nov. 14, 1772. 

5. •William, b. Feb. 4, 1774, m. , d. ; he 

married Jane Dillingham, and had : 
I. ^William C. (Rev. D. D.), of Norwalk, Conn., 
b. Oct. 26, 1795, d. July 17, 1879 ; l^c married, 
I St, Eliza Baxter ; 2d, Marion Harland, d. 
Apl. 9, 1875, and had : 



i 



Genealogy. 37^ 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

William — * John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — * Nathaniel. 

1. •Isabella E., b. , m. S. S. Tiffany. 

2. •Cornelia J., b. , m. ,1356, A Oct. 

26, 1881 ; she married Theodore H, Mead, b. 
July 23, 1821, d. Jan. 18, 1876, and had 
(see p. 224). 

3. • Lydia A., b. , m. Bernardus E. Staats. 

4. •Jane M., b. , unm., d. Oct. 7, 1899. 

5. • Emily S., b. , m. Rev. Chas. H. 

Babcock, of Columbus, Ohio. 

2. ^ Lydia A., b. , m. Thomas Pattison, and 

had : 

1. 'William M., b. Feb. 8, 1828. 

2. 'Eugene C. (Rev.), b. Jan. 25, 1831. 

3. 'Thomas E. (Rev.), b. Jan. 28, 1835. 

3. ^ Jane E., b. 

4. 'Edward N. (Rev. D. D.), b. , 1803, d. 

Oct. 19, 1877 ; he married Creighton, 

dau. of the Rev. Wm. C. Creighton, D. D., of 
Tarrytown, N. Y., and had : 
I. • Eleanor J., b. ,1852, , d. 

June 15, 1873. 

5. ' John W., b. 

6. 'James D. (Rev.), b. , 1807, , d. 

Sept. 12, 1882. 

7. ' Martha M., b. 

8. ' Walter M., b. , d. aged sixteen years. 

9. ' Charles D., b. 

6. • Prudence, b. Feb. 12, 1775, ™- William Broadwell. 

7. 'Anna, b. Apl. 5, 1777, m. Job Sutton. 

8. • Tyler, b. Mch. 9, 1779, m. Phebe (Town) Hoyt. 
y/9. • Walter, b. Nov. 22, 1781, m. Feb. 11, 1800, d. Dec. 

23, 1856 ; he married, ist, Elizabeth Winans, b. 
Mch. 27, 1778, d. Sept. 10, 1816; 2d, Philemelia ;. 
Buttolph, m. Apl. , 1817 ; 3d, Betsy Reynolds, 
and had : 
I. 'Tammy, b. July 29, 1803. 



372 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ^ John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — * Nathaniel. 

2. * Harriet, b. Dec. i, 1804, , d. Oct. 22, 

1843 ; she married Richard Thomas, and had 
two children, but both died young. 

3. * David, b. , 1806, m. , and had : 

I. • Jasper, b. 

2. ' Rachel, b. 
4. ' Mary A., b. Apl. 18, 1808. 
5. ^ Betsy L., b. Oct. 18, 1810, d. Feb. 11, 1862 ; 

she married Chas. Peterson, b. Jan, 20, 1798, 

and had : 

1. *Elizabath, b. , m. Selden Stoddard. 

2. 'Charles, b. Aug. 29, 1832. 

3. * Edmund, b. 

4. 'Walter, b. Feb. 3, 1835. 

6. ' Smith W. (lawyer, N. Y. City), b. Nov. 27, 
1812, m. Dec. 14, 1847, Zemah Sexton, b. 
June 13, 1824, and had : 

1. * Addie S., b. Aug. 3, 1851. 

2. • Ella L. G., b. Dec. 18, 1853. 

7. ' Rheuma, b. June 17, 1815, , d. Mch. 7. 

1837. 

8. * Walter, of Cairo, N. Y., b. May 2, 1819. 

9. ^Washburn, b. Oct. 2, 1820, m. May 28, 1845, 

Adelia Shufelt, b. May 29, 1828, and had 
(Rockford, 111.) : 

1. ' Emma A., b. Sept. 8, 1847, ™* Apl. 23, 

1872, T. A. Roe, of Waterloo, la., and 
had : 

I. • Jessie A., b. May 30, 1879. 

2. 'Sheldon B., b. Jan. 3, 1850, m. Oct. 15, 

1873, Mary L. Hewett, of Fulton, N. Y., 
b. Feb. 6, 1854. 

3. 'Julius F., b. Aug. 28, 1852, m. Oct. 13, 

1872, Elma C. Wells, b. June 23, 1854, 
d. Apl. 13, 1883, and had : 

1. • Elbert S., b. Oct. 16, 1873. 

2. • Thorret R., b. Oct. 24, 1874. 



Genealogy. 373 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — * Nathaniel. 

3. •Arthur C, b. Jan. 24, 1876. 

4. • Earl, b. Nov. 27, 1879. 

4. 'Jessie F., b. Mch. 4, 1856, d. Sept. 14, 
i860. 
.-'c. ? Daniel W., b. Mch. 6, 1862. 
10. 'William, b. Dec. 4, 1822, went to Orleans, 

Mich., and had several children. 
II. ' Wesley, b. Nov. 25, 1825, d. June 30, 1827. 

10. 'Abigail, b. Feb. 9, 1783, d. May 2, 1784. 

11. 'Hannah, b. June 10, 1785, m. , d ; 

she married John Oakley. 
12. ' Elizabeth, b. Mch. 16, 1787, m. James Lyon. 
13. 'Epenetus, b. May 23, 1790, d. Nov. 24, 1793. 
14. 'Harvey, b. May 10, 1795, ^' Sept. 27, 1817, d. 
; he married, ist, Elizabeth Dillingham, b. 

Aug. 26, 1793, d. Nov. II, 1836 ; 2d, Sarah Fuller, 

b. Jan. 15, 181 1, m. Sept. 13, 1837 (Fulton, N. Y.), 

and had : 

I. 'Alexander, of Clinton, Mich., b. Nov. 27, 
1818, m. , and had : 

1. 'Elizabeth, b. 

2. ' Kossuth, b. 
3. ' Marietta, b. 

4. ' Nancy, b. 

5. 'George, b. 

6. • Kate, b. 

2. 'Phebe A., b. Jan. 23, 1821, m. , and had: 

1. 'Powell, b. 

2. * Henry, b. 

3. ' Nancy, b. 

3. ' Walter S., of Adrian, Mich., b. Aug. 4, 1823, 

m. , and had : 

I. 'Charles, b. 
4. ' Martha J., b. Jan. 28, 1827, d. Dec. i, 1831. 
5. 'Salome E., of Jackson, Mich., b. June 29, 

1829. 
6. 'Charles H., b. Dec. 11, 1834. 



374 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Geeenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel — • Joshua. 

7. ' Henry P., b. Oct. 4, 1836, d. Mch. 6, 1838. 

8. ^ Heniy P., b. Sept. 14, 1838. 

9. ' Cyrus, b. Nov. 14, 1839. 

10. * James, b. Apl. 15, 1842. 

11. * Ordelia, b. May 30, 1845, m. , and had : 

I. • Frederick b. 

12. ' Frances, b. July 25, 1847. 
13. ' Wallace, b. Nov. 24, 1850. 
14. ' Frederick, b. Dec. x8, 1853. 

2. * David, b. Oct. 27, 1747, m. , d. Aug. 29, 1808 ; 

he married Anna^ dau. of Benjamin Mead, b. , 1753 
(see p. 389), and had no children. 

3. *Theodosia, b. July 6, 1749, m. Benjamin Close. 

4. * Joshua, b. May 16, 175 1, m. Jan. 10, 1771, d. May 30, 

181 2 ; he married, ist, Rachel Knapp, b. Sept. 29, 
1750, d. Dec. 7, 1799 ; 2d, Hannah, dau. of Deliver- 
ance Mead, b. Aug. 10, 1765 (see p. 256), m. Nov. 15, 
1804, d. Mch. 13, 1844, and had by his ist wife : 
I. 'Jonathan, b. Aug. 20, 1771, m. Jan. 16, 1799, d. 
Sept. II, 185 1 ; he married, ist, Martha Barnum, 
b. Apl. 6, 1772, d. June 2, 181 2 ; 2d, Betsy Brad- 
ley, b. 1782, m. Mch. 18, 1818, d. June 26, 1847 ; 
removed with his children to Hancock County, 
111. He had by his ist wife : 

1. ^ Samuel B., b. Oct. 18, 1799, m. Jan. 9, 1822, 

ist, Arietta Purdy, b. July 27, 1804, d. May 
7, 1865 ; 2d, Martha Putnam, b. Nov. 7, 
1832, m. Apl. 18, 1866, and had by his ist 
wife : 

1. • Phebe P., b. Mch. 27, 1826, d. July 27, 

1842. 

2. *Azelia, b. Dec. 9, 1831. 
By his 2d wife : 

3. • Ava, b. Aug. 23, 1868. 

2. ^ Prudence C, of Fort Lupton, Col., b. Sept. 22, 

1802. 

3. * Rachel, b. May 31, 1804, d. May 18, 1820. 



Genealogy. 375 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel — * Joshua. 

4. ' Horace, b. Apl. 9, 1805, m. May 10, 1834, d. 
Dec. II, 1864; be married Afary, dau. of 
William Mead, b. July 23, 1806 (see p. ), 
and had : 

1. "William H., b. July 10, 1839, m. Oct. 2, 

1852, , Augusta, 111., and had : 

J. • Mary V., b. 

2. • William B., b. 

3. • Charles, b. 

4. • Abbie A., b. 

5. 'John A., b. 

6. • Nellie, b. 

7. • Jennie, b. 

2. " Silas K., b. Aug. 2, 1841, d. May 7, 1857. 

3. * Ann A., b. Aug. 10, 1846, m. May 20, 

1874, Joseph Lord, and had : 

1. • Mary, b. 

2. • Arthur, b. 

5. * Mary A., b. July 11, 1807, d. Nov. 30, 1831. 

6. ^ Silas, b. Oct. 19, 1809, d. July 10, 1834. 

7. ^Alfred, of Colusa, Cal., b. Jan. 11, 181 2. 
By 2d wife : 

8. * Martha, b. June 22, 1820. 

9. ^ Sarah B., b. Mch. 9. 1822, m. Nov. 4, 1841, 

Roger Ireland, of Fort Lupton, Col., and had : 

1. "Caroline, b. , m. Cole. 

2. • Philip H., b. 

3. • Marietta, b. , m. Wm. Roberts, of 

Leadville, Col. 

4. ' Frederick, b. 

5. * Lacon, b. 

6. • Frank, b. 

7. • Clarence, b. 

10. '' Elisha B., of Colusa, Cal., b. Dec. 19, 1824. 
2. • Joshua, b. Apl. 3, 1774, m. Mch. 29, 1797, d. Nov. 
9, 1852 ; he married Mary^ dau. of Peter Mead, b. 
Aug. 17, 1778, d. Dec. 6, 1871 (see p. ), and had: 



376 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

" William — * John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel (i) — * Joshua. 

1. *Selah, b. Jan. 3, 1798, m. Oct. 10, 1826, d. 

Feb. 9, 1866 ; he married Hannah^ dau. of 
Ebenezer Mead, b. Feb. 19, 1800 (see p. 222), 
and had no children. 

2. ^Rachel K., b. June 29, 1800, unm., d. Aug. 5, 

1886. 

3. ' Hannah C, b. Apl. 27, 1802, unm., d. Jan. 2 

1892. 

4. ^ Almira, b. Sept. 15, 1808, unm., d. Feb. 23, 1896. 

3. • Prudence, b. May 15, 1775, m. Oct. 30, 1794, d. 

Sept. 23, 1849 ; she married Robert Mead^ b. Nov. 
22, 1768, d. Apl. 30, 1836, and had (see p. 256). 

4. 'David, b. June i, 1778, m. , d. Aug. 27 

1828 ; he married Chloe Barnum, b. Apl. , 1781 
d. Mch. 29, 1841, and had : 

1. ^ Leonard, b. Mch. 2, 1807, m. Dec. 8, 1845, d. 

Jan. 6, 1857 ; he married Frances Studwell, 
and had : 

1. ' Mary F., b. Sept. 14, 1846, m. Apl. 30, 

1870, Wm. M. Guthrie, and had : 

1. • Mary B., b. Mch. 22, 187 1. 

2. 'Kate F., b. Apl. 4, 1873. 

2. 'Gilbert, b. Sept. 18, 1848. 

3.  Joshua, b. Nov. 9, 1850. 

4. • Julia, b. Apl. 28, 1853. 

5. "John, b. Feb. 14, 1856. 

2. ^ Clarissa, b. Nov. 25, 1809. 

3. ^ohn W., b. July 20, 1811, d. Feb. 21, 1837. 

4. ^ Gilbert, b. July 14, 1814, d. Nov. 30, 1834. 

5. 'Theodore B., b. Nov. 23, 1817. 

6. * David W., b. Dec. 23, 1819, m. Sept. 6, 1853, 

ist, Julia H. Lambert, b. July 9, 1833, d. Jan. 
9, 1855 ; 2d, Lucinda C. Abbott, b. Sept. 22, 
1826, m. Sept. 16, 1857, d. Jan. 30, 1861; 3d, 
Margaret L. Strong, b. Feb. i, 1843, °^* June 
13, 1864 ; removed to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and 
then to California, and had by his ist wife : 



Genealogy. 377 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

William — ^" John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel (i) — 'Joshua. 

I. ' Francis J., of Cal., b. June 30, 1854. No 
children by 2d and 3d wives. 

7. ^ Rachel M., b. Jan. 8, 182 1. 

8. ^ Robert, b. Apl. 15, 1823, m. Dec. 31, 1845, d. 

Nov. 12, 1871 ; he married Mary E. Murphy, 
and had : 

1. 'Sadie, b. Sept. 23, 1852, m. Feb. 12, 1879, 

Willis M. Sturges, of Mansfield, Ohio, b. 
Apl. 27, 1852, and had : 
I. • Mary, b. April 9, 1880. 

2. 'Robert, b. Apl. 20, 1855, d. Aug. 13, 1855. 

3. • Mary E., b. Aug. i, 1864, d. Jan. 14, 1867. 

5. 'Rachel, b. Sept. 2, 1779, m. Jan. 16, 1806, d. Jan. 

10, 1859 ; she married Daniel S, Mend^ b. Nov. 
20, 1778, d. Dec. 21, 1831, and had (see p. 267). 

6. 'Polly, b. Apl. 30, 1 781, m. , d. ; she 

married Isauc Mead^ and had (see p. ). 

7. ' Darius, d. in infancy. 

8. 'Darius (Dr.), b. July 9, 1787, graduate of Yale 

College, Class of 1807, m. , 1809, d. Jan. 28, 

1864 ; he married Lydia K. Belcher, b. Mch. 16, 
1787, d. Jan. 15, 1848, and had : 

1. * Zalmon S., b. July 28, 1810, m. , d. Oct. 

8, 1848 ; he married Maria Scribner, and had : 

1. 'Frederick B., b. , d. young. 

2. • Elizabeth, b. , d. young. 

3. • Mary, b. Aug. 14, 1816, d. Jan. 3, 1892. 

2. ^Robert W., b. Mch. 20, 1814, m. , d. 

May 5, 1875 ; he married Clarissa Sheldon, 
and had no children. 

3. ^Frederick, b. Sept. 12, 1817, m. Apl. 20, 1842, 

d. Oct. 12, 1898 ; he married Mary £. Scrib- 
ner, d. Nov. 28, 1897, and had : 
I. ' Samuel S.,b. June i7,i843,d. July 10,1843. 
2. ' Julia A., b. Jan. 29, 1845, d. Apl. 17, 1847. 
3. ' Franklin S., b. Apl. 25, 1846, d. Feb. 13, 

1847. 



378 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel — * Joshua. 

4. * Frederick, b. Sept. 11, 1848, m. Oct. 10, 

1898, Mrs. Mary E. Bowman {n/e 
Hill). 

5. 'M. Gertrude, b. Mch. 15, 185 1, m. ApL 

22, 1890, Edwin A. Abbey. 

6.  Arthur S., b. Sept. 3, 1852, d. Nov. 27, 1872. 

7. • Herman R., b. June 3, 1854. 

8. 'Ida C, b. Feb. 19, 1857, d. Mch. i, i860. 

9. •Clarence D., b. July 14, 1858, d. Oct. 8, 

1890, in Cal. 

4. 'Mary A., b. Aug. 25, 1819, , d. Jan. 

I, 1833. 

5. * Julia A., b. Aug. 29, 1823, m. , d. 

Mch. 2, 1900 ; she married Philander Button, 
b. Feb. 23, 1812, graduate of Yale College, d. 
May 21, 1878, and had : 

1. 'Emily, d. young. 

2. * Lydia M., b. July 12, 1849, unm., d. Sept. 

25, 1884. 

3. 'Julia A., b. Nov. 11, 1852, m. Dr. Chas. 

B. Holmes. 

4. 'Annie L., b. Nov. 19, 1854. 

5. 'Fanny B., b. Feb. 21, 1858, unm., d. May 

21, 1878. 

6. ' Henry W., b. Nov. 15, 1825, m. June 23, 1858, 

d. Apl. 30, 1 881 ; he married Emily C,^ dau. 
of Jos. Brush (see p. 266)^ b. May 29, 1834, 
and had : 

1. ' Henrietta E., b. June 2, 1859, m. Nov. 18, 

1879, Oakley S. Barker, and had : 
I. • Harold O., b. Oct. 7, 1889. 

2. ' George D., b. Nov. 9, 1861, d. Feb. 7, 1867. 

3. 'Bessie, b. Dec. 3, i868. 
By his 2d wife : 

9. 'Solomon, b. Jan. 17, 1808, m. Apl. 22, 1856, d. 
June 14, 1898 ; he married Mary E. Dayton, b. 
Dec. 28, 1836, d. May 6, 1897, and had : 



Genealogy. 379 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 
Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i)— •David — * Nathaniel — j , -,. ' 

1. ^ Hannah M., b. Feb. 13, 1857, m. Feb. 4, 1885, 

Judson I. Wood. 

2. * Abraham N., b. Mch. 13, 1858, m. Apl. 30, 

1884, Mrs. Ella E. Stillwell, no children. 

3. ' Mary Elizabeth, b. July 23, 1861, m. Nov. 3, 

1886, Augustus I, Afeadf b. Nov. 21, 1861, 
and had (see p. 273). 

4. ^ Emily J., b. Sept. 26, 1864, m. Sept. 8, 1891, 

I^ev. Benj, M. Wright (see p. 264), b. July 
17, 1861, and had: 

1. "Ward M., d. in infancy. 

2. * Donald K., b. Nov. 14, 1893. 

3. • Stanley B., b. Jan. 31, 1896. 
4. ' Dorothy, d. in infancy. 

5. ^S. Cristy, b. Nov. 26, 1867, graduate of Yale 

College and member of New York bar, m. 
June 26, 1890, Frances R. Boss, b. July 25, 
1870, and had : 
I. * Kenneth R., b. Oct. 15, 1897. 

6. ^ Sarah L., b. Jan. 30, 1871, m. Oct. 17, 1899, 

Edw. L. Holley, b. 

7. * Everett D., b. Nov. 14, 1873. 

5.* Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1753, m. Wheeler, and 

had : 

I. • Andrew ; he was a butcher in New York City. 
6. 'Halsey, b. Jan. 31, 1755, *°- > d. ; he 

married Hannah Knapp, and had : 

1. 'Silas, b. , 1781. 

2. • Halsey, b. Nov. 18, 1783, m. , 1804, d. Oct. 

18, 1815 ; he married, ist, Ursula Titus, b. Mch. 
, 1787, d. , 1810 ; 2d, Sarah Barrian, b. 

Dec. 21, 1789, m. Feb. 7, 1810, d. Feb. , 1858, 
and had : 

I. "^ Adaline, b. May 31, 1807, m. Mch. 24, 1847, 
Wm. H. Smith, and had : 
I. • Halsey M., b. Apl. 27, 1848. 



380 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — " John (i)— " David — * Nathaniel — ' Halsey. 

2, ^George B., b. Oct. 20, 1810, m. Mch. , 1336, 

Sarah McCoun, b. , 1808, d. Dec. 9, 
1853, and had : 

1. •Halsey, b. Nov. , 1837, m. , Jane 

Roach, and had : 

1. • Arthur, b. 

2. • Amelia, b. 

3. • Herbert, b. 

2. • Sarah, b. Nov. 30, 1839, m. , E. 

Henry Boardman, and had : 

1. • George M., b. July i, 1864. 

2. • Louis, b. Feb. 7, 1867. 

3. •Frederick W., b. Nov. 7, 1871, d. 

young. 

4. • Ellridge H., Jr., b. Oct. 22, 1873. 

3. 'George B., b. June 6, 1842, m. Oct. 5, 

1876, Myra C. Douglas, b. May 27, 1847, 
and had : 

I. • Joseph D., b. July 24, 1877. 

4. •Cornelius, b. June 28, 1844, ^' Oct. 4, 

1877, Rebecca T. Sturges, b. July 23, 
1848, and had : 

I. • Charles S., b. Dec. 6, 1879. 

5. 'Margaretta, b. Oct, 6, 1846, m. June 27, 

1872, B. F. Graves, and had : 

1. • Ella B., b. Apl. 2, 1874. 

2. • Benjamin F., b. June 5, 1876. 

6. ' Mary B., b. Nov. 3, 1848, m. W. H. Force. 
3. ' Halsey R., b. Nov. 29, 1812, m. Sept 15, 1836, 

d. Aug. 9, 1876 ; he married Ann E. Aikman, 
b. Mch. 17, 1817, and had : 

1. • George H., b. July 28, 1837, m. Sept. 15, 

1864, Rebecca A. Burrough, and had : 

1. • Halsey B., b. Feb. 26, 1866. 

2. • Caroline B., b. Oct. 26, 1868. 

2. • Annie E., b. Jan. 4, 1842. 

3. •Catharine, b. Feb. 11, 1845. 



Genealogy. 38 1 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — ^ John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel. 

4. • Walter A., b. Aug. 24, 1848, d. July 8, 1849. 

5. • Edward B., b. July 10, 1851. 

6. • Sarahy b. Dec. 27, 1857. 

4. ' Henry, b. Mch. 8, 1815, m. , d. Aug. i, 

1857 ; he married Elizabeth Bloodgood, and 
had : 

1. • Charles H. (Rev.), b. 

2. • Sidney, d. in Civil War. 

3. • Peter, b. 1785, m. , d. ; he married 

, and had : 

I. ' WUliam, b. 

2. ^ Daniel, d. in infancy. 

3. ' Daniel, b. 

4. • David, b. 1787, went to New York City and was 

never heard from. 
5. ' Seth, b. , went to sea, fell from aloft and was 

drowned. 
6. ' Susan, b. 

7. • Deborah, b. 

8. * Hannah, b. 

9. • Ann, b. , m. John Trowbridge. 

10. • Abigail, b. 

11. 'Rachel, b. 

7. * Abigail, b. Mch. 28, 1757, unm., d. May 2, 1784. 

8. 'Epenetus, b. Apl. 12, 1759, m. , d. ; 

he married Huldahy dau. of Caleb Mead (see p. 273), 

and had no children. 
9. * Dimmy, b. Apl. 24, 1761, m. Thaddeus Husted, of 

North Stamford, Conn. 
10. * Israel, b. Aug. 3, 1763, m. , d. ; he married 

Mary Rundle, b. Apl. i, 1775 ; after the death of her 

husband, she married Nathan Lockwood, who for his 

I St wife married Martha^ dau. of Nathaniel Mead, b. 

Oct 26, 1768 (see p. 370), and had : 

1. 'Major, b. , 1796. 

2. • Betsy, b. , 1798, m. ; she married Olford 

Lockwood^ b. Aug. 6, 1791 (see p. 370), and had : 



382 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

" William —  John (i) — " David — * Nathaniel — ' Jonathan. 

1. ' Martha C, b. Aug. 8, 1812. 

2. ' James H., b. Feb. 18, 1814. 

3. ' Mary A., b. Apl. 3, 1816, m. Pliny L. Barton. 

4. ' Harriet N., b. Oct. 3, 181 8, m. Isaac N. Keeler. 
5. ' Charles E., b. Nov. 11, 1820. 

6. ' Eli M., b. Apl. ,1822. 

7. "^ Matilda J., b. Mch. 24, 1825, m. Harry O. 

Semily. 

8. ^ Catharine C, b. Dec. 5, 1828, m. John M. 

Wood. 

9. ' Elizabeth E., b. Apl. 26, 1832. 

10. ' Washington E., b. Feb. 23, 1839. 

11. ' Emily J., b. June 6, 1841, m. Elisha P. Smith. 
3. • Eli, b. , m. , and had : 

1. ' Melancthon, b. 

2. * William, of Cairo, N. Y., b. , m. 

Thomas. 

3. ' Amanda, b. 

II. * Jonathan, b. Sept. 27, 1766, m. Mch. 5, 1800, d. Mch. 
23, 1825 ; he married, ist, Hannah Lyon, b. July 16, 
1767, d. June I, 1806, 2d, Catharine Town, b. Apl. 16, 
1786, d. Nov. 27, 1840, and had by his ist wife : 

1. *Zachariah (Rev.), b. Mch. 11, 1801, m. Feb. 25, 

1835, d. Nov. 27, 1840 ; he married Anna M. C. 
Goodrich. He graduated at Yale College, class 
of 1825, was ordained Deacon, Feb. 17, 1830, by 
Rt. Rev. William Meade, D.D., Bishop of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia, and or- 
dained Priest at Norfolk, Virginia, May 22, 1837. 
He was Rector of Grace Church, Boston, Mass., 
and at one time editor of the Southern Churchman, 
He had three sons, but no further record could be 
obtained. 

2. • Luther, b. Nov. 12, 1802, unm., went West and was 

never heard from. 

3. • Bradford L., b. Nov. 29, 1804, m. July i, 1828, 

Deborah Lyon ( Fitch ville, Ohio), and had : 



Genealogy. 383 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — 'John (i) — * David — ^•Nathaniel — •Jonathan. 

1. * Marcus, b. Nov. 14, 1829, , d. Jan. 8, 1853. 

2. * Lucian, b. Feb. 20, 1832, m. July i, 1858, 

Anet, and had : 

1. *Cary, b. Jan. 25, i860. 

2. • Willard, b. July 19, 1861. 

3. ^ Ellen, b. Dec. 28, 1835, m. Mch. 4, 1854, John 

Porter, and had : 

1. • Marcus, b. Dec. 28, 1855. 

2. •Cornelia, b. July 6, 1857. 

3. •Willis, b. Aug. 21, 1858. 

4. •Ella, b. July 17, i860. 

4. ^ Mary A., b. Dec. 8, 1837, m. Dec. i, 1857, d. 

Mch. 4, 1864 ; she married Dr. Elver Laugh- 
lin, and had : 

1. 'Martha, b. Oct. 30, 1858. 

5. ^Loiza D., b. Apl. 4, 1842. 

6. ' Adelia, b. May 7, 1844. 
7. ' Levi, b. May 4, 1846. 

By his 2d wife : 

4. • Hannah, b. July 25, 1809. 

5. 'Mary L., b. Apl. 7, 181 1, m. Oct. 30, 1833, Abram 

T. Mills, of Portchester, N. Y., b. May 12, 181 2, 
and had : 

I * Sarah C, b. Aug. 8, 1834, m. Rev. Stephen R. 
Russell. 

6. 'David B., b. Aug. 22, 1813, m. Dec. 16, 1838, d. 

Mch. 3, 1879 ; he married Widow JRachel Elizabeth 
Close, dau. of Daniel S. Mead, b. Oct. 13, 18 14, d. 
May 8, 1866 (see p. 268), and had : 
i.^Zachariah, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Sergeant loth 
Regt. C. v., b. Oct. 12, 1839, m. Dec. 27, 1865, 
Louisa E. Welch, b. Mch. 20, 1841, and had : 
r. "Adeline L., b. Feb. 23, 1867, m. June 27, 
1894, Charles Partridge, b. July 28, 1867, 
and had : 
I. 'James C, d. in infancy. 

2. • Frank, b. Dec. 9, 1868, d. Dec. 8, 1874. 



382 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — ' John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel — * Jonathan. 

1. ' Martha C, b. Aug. 8, 181 2. 

2. ' James H., b. Feb. 18, 1814. 

3. ' Mary A., b. Apl. 3, 1816, m. Pliny L. Barton. 

4. ' Harriet N., b. Oct. 3, 181 8, m. Isaac N. Keeler. 

5. ' Charles E., b. Nov. 11, 1820. 

6. ' Eli M., b. Apl. , 1822. 

7. ' Matilda J., b. Mch. 24, 1825, m. Harry O. 

Semily. 

8. * Catharine C, b. Dec. 5, 1828, m. John M. 

Wood. 

9. * Elizabeth E., b. Apl. 26, 1832. 

10. ' Washington E., b. Feb. 23, 1839. 

11. ^ Emily J., b. June 6, 1841, m. Elisha P. Smith. 
3. • Eli, b. , m. , and had : 

1. ' Melancthon, b. 

2. ^ William, of Cairo, N. Y., b. , m. 

Thomas. 

3. ' Amanda, b. 

II. * Jonathan, b. Sept. 27, 1766, m. Mch. 5, 1800, d. Mch. 
23, 1825 ; he married, ist, Hannah Lyon, b. July 16, 
1767, d. June I, 1806, 2d, Catharine Town, b. Apl. 16, 
1786, d. Nov. 27, 1840, and had by his ist wife : 

1. * Zachariah (Rev.), b. Mch. 11, 1801, m. Feb. 25, 

^^35* ^' Nov. 27, 1840 ; he married Anna M. C. 
Goodrich. He graduated at Yale College, class 
of 1825, was ordained Deacon, Feb. 17, 1830, by 
Rt. Rev. William Meade, D.D., Bishop of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia, and or- 
dained Priest at Norfolk, Virginia, May 22, 1837. 
He was Rector of Grace Church, Boston, Mass., 
and at one time editor of the Southern Churchman. 
He had three sons, but no further record could be 
obtained. 

2. • Luther, b. Nov. 12, 1802, unm., went West and was 

never heard from. 

3. • Bradford L., b. Nov. 29, 1804, m. July i, 1828, 

Deborah Lyon (Fitchville, Ohio), and had : 



Genealogy. 383 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — 'John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel — •Jonathan. 

1. ^ Marcus, b. Nov. 14, 1829, , d. Jan. 8, 1853. 

2. '* Lucian, b. Feb. 20, 1832, m. July i, 1858, 

Anet, and had : 

1. 'Cary, b. Jan. 25, i860. 

2. • Willard, b. July 19, 1861. 

3. ' Ellen, b. Dec. 28, 1835, m. Mch. 4, 1854, John 

Porter, and had : 

1. "Marcus, b. Dec. 28, 1855. 

2. 'Cornelia, b. July 6, 1857. 

3. •Willis, b. Aug. 21, 1858. 

4. 'Ella, b. July 17, i860. 

4. ' Mary A., b. Dec. 8, 1837, m. Dec. i, 1857, d. 

Mch. 4, 1864 ; she married Dr. Elver Laugh- 

lin, and had : 

1. • Martha, b. Oct. 30, 1858. 

5. ^Loiza D., b. Apl. 4, 1842. 

6. ' Adelia, b. May 7, 1844. 

7. ' Levi, b. May 4, 1846. 
By his 2d wife : 

4. 'Hannah, b. July 25, 1809. 

5. •Mary L., b. Apl. 7, 1811, m. Oct. 30, 1833, Abram 

T. Mills, of Portchester, N. Y., b. May 12, 1812, 
and had : 

I ' Sarah C, b. Aug. 8, 1834, m. Rev. Stephen K. 
Russell. 

6. 'David B., b. Aug. 22, 1813, m. Dec. 16, 1838, d. 

Mch. 3, 1879 ; he married Widow JRcuhel Elizabeth 
Close, dau. of Daniel S. Mead, b. Oct. 13, 1814, d. 
May 8, 1866 (see p. 268), and had : 
i.^Zachariah, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Sergeant loth 
Regt. C. v., b. Oct. 12, 1839, m. Dec. 27, 1865, 
Louisa E. Welch, b. Mch. 20, 1841, and had : 

1. 'Adeline L., b. Feb. 23, 1867, m. June 27, 

1894, Charles Partridge, b. July 28, 1867, 

and had : 

I. 'James C, d. in infancy. 

2.  Frank, b. Dec. 9, 1868, d. Dec. 8, 1874. 



382 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — " John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel — * Jonathan. 

1. ' Martha C, b. Aug. 8, 1812. 

2. ' James H., b. Feb. 18, 1814. 

3. ' Mary A., b. Apl. 3, 1816, m. Pliny L. Barton. 

4. ' Harriet N., b. Oct. 3, 181 8, m. Isaac N. Keeler. 

5. ' Charles E., b. Nov. 11, 1820. 

6. ' Eli M., b. Apl. , 1822. 

7. ' Matilda J., b. Mch. 24, 1825, m. Harry O. 

Semily. 

8. * Catharine C, b. Dec. 5, 1828, m. John M. 

Wood. 

9. * Elizabeth E., b. Apl. 26, 1832. 

10. 'Washington E., b. Feb. 23, 1839. 

11. ' Emily J., b. June 6, 1841, m. Elisha P. Smith. 
3. • Eli, b. , ra. , and had : 

I. "* Melancthon, b. 

2. ' William, of Cairo, N. Y., b. , m. 

Thomas. 
3. ' Amanda, b. 
II. * Jonathan, b. Sept. 27, 1766, m. Mch. 5, 1800, d. Mch. 
23, 1825 ; he married, ist, Hannah Lyon, b. July 16, 
1767, d. June I, 1806, 2d, Catharine Town, b. Apl. 16, 
1786, d. Nov. 27, 1840, and had by his ist wife : 

1. 'Zachariah (Rev.), b. Mch. 11, 1801, m. Feb. 25, 

'^35? ^' Nov. 27, 1840 ; he married Anna M. C. 
Goodrich. He graduated at Yale College, class 
of 1825, was ordained Deacon, Feb. 17, 1830, by 
Rt. Rev. William Meade, D.D., Bishop of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia, and or- 
dained Priest at Norfolk, Virginia, May 22, 1837. 
He was Rector of Grace Church, Boston, Mass., 
and at one time editor of the Southern Churchman. 
He had three sons, but no further record could be 
obtained. 

2. • Luther, b. Nov. 12, 1802, unm., went West and was 

never heard from. 

3. 'Bradford L., b. Nov. 29, 1804, m. July i, 1828, 

Deborah Lyon ( Fitch ville, Ohio), and had : 



Genealogy. 383 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

\WiLLiAM — ^^ John (i) — • David — ^* Nathaniel — •Jonathan. 

I. ^ Marcus, b. Nov. 14, 1829, , d. Jan. 8, 1853. 

2. ' Lucian, b. Feb. 20, 1832, m. July i, 1858, 

Anet, and had : 

1. *Cary, b. Jan. 25, i860. 

2. • Willard, b. July 19, 1861. 

3. * Ellen, b. Dec. 28, 1835, m. Mch. 4, 1854, John 
Porter, and had : 

1. • Marcus, b. Dec. 28, 1855. 

2. 'Cornelia, b. July 6, 1857. 

3. •Willis, b. Aug. 21, 1858. 

4. 'Ella, b. July 17, i860. 

4. ' Mary A., b. Dec. 8, 1837, m. Dec. i, 1857, d. 
Mch. 4, 1864 ; she married Dr. Elver Laugh- 
lin, and had : 
1. 'Martha, b. Oct. 30, 1858. 

5. ^Loiza D., b. Apl. 4, 1842. 

6. ' Adelia, b. May 7, 1844. 

7. *Levi, b. May 4, 1846. 
By his 2d wife : 

4. 'Hannah, b. July 25, 1809. 

5. 'Mary L., b. Apl. 7, 181 1, m. Oct. 30, 1833, Abram 

T. Mills, of Portchester, N. Y., b. May 12, 1812, 
and had : 

I ^ Sarah C, b. Aug. 8, 1834, m. Rev. Stephen R. 
Russell. 

6. 'David B., b. Aug. 22, 1813, m. Dec. 16, 1838, d. 

Mch. 3, 1879 » he married Widow Rachel Elizc^eth 
Ciose^ dau. of Daniel S. Mead, b. Oct. 13, 18 14, d. 
May 8, 1866 (see p. 268), and had : 
i.^Zachariah, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Sergeant loth 
Regt. C. v., b. Oct. 12, 1839, m. Dec. 27, 1865, 
Louisa E. Welch, b. Mch. 20, 1841, and had : 

1. 'Adeline L., b. Feb. 23, 1867, m. June 27, 

1894, Charles Partridge, b. July 28, 1867, 

and had : 

I. 'James C, d. in infancy. 

2. • Frank, b. Dec. 9, 1868, d. Dec. 8, 1874. 



382 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — * Jonathan. 

1. "* Martha C, b. Aug. 8, 181 2. 

2. ' James H., b. Feb. 18, 1814. 

3. ' Mary A., b. Apl. 3, 1816, m. Pliny L. Barton. 

4. ' Harriet N., b. Oct. 3, 1818, m. Isaac N. Keeler. 

5. ' Charles E., b. Nov. 11, 1820. 

6. ' EH M., b. Apl. , 1822. 

7. ' Matilda J., b. Mch. 24, 1825, m. Harry O. 

Semily. 

8. ' Catharine C, b. Dec. 5, 1828, m. John M. 

Wood. 

9. ' Elizabeth E., b. Apl. 26, 1832. 

10. ' Washington E., b. Feb. 23, 1839. 

11. ' Emily J., b. June 6, 1841, m. Elisha P. Smith. 
3. • Eli, b. , ra. , and had : 

1. ' Melancthon, b. 

2. ' William, of Cairo, N. Y., b. , m. 

Thomas. 
3. ' Amanda, b. 
II. * Jonathan, b. Sept. 27, 1766, m. Mch. 5, 1800, d. Mch. 
23, 1825 ; he married, ist, Hannah Lyon, b. July 16, 
1767, d. June I, 1806, 2d, Catharine Town, b. Apl. 16, 
1786, d. Nov. 27, 1840, and had by his ist wife : 

1. 'Zachariah (Rev.), b. Mch. n, 1801, m. Feb. 25, 

1835, d. Nov. 27, 1840 ; he married Anna M. C. 
Goodrich. He graduated at Yale College, class 
of 1825, was ordained Deacon, Feb. 17, 1830, by 
Rt. Rev. William Meade, D.D., Bishop of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia, and or- 
dained Priest at Norfolk, Virginia, May 22, 1837. 
He was Rector of Grace Church, Boston, Mass., 
and at one time editor of the Southern ChurchmatL 
He had three sons, but no further record could be 
obtained. 

2. • Luther, b. Nov. 12, 1802, unm., went West and was 

never heard from. 

3. • Bradford L., b. Nov. 29, 1804, m. July i, 1828, 

Deborah Lyon ( Fitch ville, Ohio), and had : 



Genealogy. 383 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — * John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — •Jonathan. 

1. ^ Marcus, b. Nov. 14, 1829, , d. Jan. 8, 1853. 

2. ''Lucian, b. Feb. 20, 1832,111. July i, 1858, 

Anet, and had : 

1. *Cary, b. Jan. 25, i860. 

2. 'Willard, b. July 19, 1861. 

3. * Ellen, b. Dec. 28, 1835, m. Mch. 4, 1854, John 

Porter, and had : 

1.  Marcus, b. Dec. 28, 1855. 

2. •Cornelia, b. July 6, 1857. 

3. •Willis, b. Aug. 21, 1858. 

4. •Ella, b. July 17, i860. 

4. ' Mary A., b. Dec. 8, 1837, m. Dec. i, 1857, d. 

Mch. 4, 1864 ; she married Dr. Elver Laugh- 

lin, and had : 

1. •Martha, b. Oct. 30, 1858. 

5. ^Loiza D., b. Apl. 4, 1842. 

6. ' Adelia, b. May 7, 1844. 

7. *Levi, b. May 4, 1846. 
By his 2d wife : 

4. 'Hannah, b. July 25, 1809. 

5. 'Mary L., b. Apl. 7, 1811, m. Oct. 30, 1833, Abram 

T. Mills, of Portchester, N. Y., b. May 12, 181 2, 
and had : 

I ' Sarah C, b. Aug. 8, 1834, m. Rev. Stephen K. 
Russell. 

6. 'David B., b. Aug. 22, 1813, m. Dec. 16, 1838, d. 

Mch. 3, 1879 ; he married Widow Rachel Elizabeth 
Closey dau. of Daniel S. Mead, b. Oct. 13, 1814, d. 
May 8, 1866 (see p. 268), and had : 
i.^Zachariah, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Sergeant loth 
Regt. C. v., b. Oct. 12, 1839, m. Dec. 27, 1865, 
Louisa E. Welch, b. Mch. 20, 1841, and had : 

1. •Adeline L., b. Feb. 23, 1867, m. June 27, 

1894, Charles Partridge, b. July 28, 1867, 

and had : 

I. 'James C, d. in infancy. 

2.  Frank, b. Dec. 9, 1868, d. Dec. 8, 1874. 



382 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — " John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — • Jonathan. 

1. ' Martha C, b. Aug. 8, 1812. 

2. * James H., b. Feb. 18, 1814. 

3. * Mary A., b. Apl. 3, 1816, m. Pliny L. Barton. 

4. ^ Harriet N., b. Oct. 3, 1818, m. Isaac N. Keeler. 

5. * Charles E., b. Nov. 11, 1820. 

6. ' Eli M., b. Apl. ,1822. 

7. ' Matilda J., b. Mch. 24, 1825, m. Harry O. 

Semily. 

8. ' Catharine C, b. Dec. 5, 1828, m. John M. 

Wood. 

9. * Elizabeth E., b. Apl. 26, 1832. 
10. ' Washington E., b. Feb, 23, 1839. 

II. * Emily J., b. June 6, 1841, m. Elisha P. Smith. 

3. • Eli, b. , m. , and had : 

I. ' Melancthon, b. 

2. ' William, of Cairo, N. Y., b. , m. 

Thomas. 
3. * Amanda, b. 
II. * Jonathan, b. Sept. 27, 1766, m. Mch. 5, 1800, d. Mch. 
23, 1825 ; he married, ist, Hannah Lyon, b. July 16, 
1767, d. June I, 1806, 2d, Catharine Town, b. Apl. 16, 
1786, d. Nov. 27, 1840, and had by his ist wife : 

1. 'Zachariah (Rev.), b. Mch. 11, 1801, m. Feb. 25, 

1835, d. Nov. 27, 1840 ; he married Anna M. C. 
Goodrich. He graduated at Yale College, class 
of 1825, was ordained Deacon, Feb. 17, 1830, by 
Rt. Rev. William Meade, D.D., Bishop of the 
Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia, and or- 
dained Priest at Norfolk, Virginia, May 22, 1837. 
He was Rector of Grace Church, Boston, Mass., 
and at one time editor of the Southern Churchman, 
He had three sons, but no further record could be 
obtained. 

2. • Luther, b. Nov. 12, 1802, unm., went West and was 

never heard from. 

3. 'Bradford L., b. Nov. 29, 1804, m. July i, 1828, 

Deborah Lyon ( Fitch ville, Ohio), and had : 



Genealogy. 383 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — 'John (i) — * David — ^* Nathaniel — •Jonathan. 

1. ^ Marcus, b. Nov. 14, 1829, , d. Jan. 8, 1853. 

2. *Lucian, b. Feb. 20, 1832,111. July i, 1858, 

Anet, and had : 

1. *Cary, b. Jan. 25, i860. 

2. • Willard, b. July 19, 1861. 

3. * Ellen, b. Dec. 28, 1835, ™- Mch. 4, 1854, John 

Porter, and had : 

1. 'Marcus, b. Dec. 28, 1855. 

2. "Cornelia, b. July 6, 1857. 

3. "Willis, b. Aug. 21, 1858. 

4. "Ella, b. July 17, i860. 

4. ' Mary A., b. Dec. 8, 1837, m. Dec. i, 1857, d. 

Mch. 4, 1864 ; she married Dr. Elver Laugh- 

lin, and had : 

1. "Martha, b. Oct. 30, 1858. 

5. ^Loiza D., b. Apl. 4, 1842. 

6. * Adelia, b. May 7, 1844. 

7. *Levi, b. May 4, 1846. 
By his 2d wife : 

4. 'Hannah, b. July 25, 1809. 

5. "Mary L., b. Apl. 7, 181 1, m. Oct. 30, 1833, Abram 

T. Mills, of Portchester, N. Y., b. May 12, 1812, 
and had : 

I * Sarah C, b. Aug. 8, 1834, m. Rev. Stephen K. 
Russell. 

6. 'David B., b. Aug. 22, 1813, m. Dec. 16, 1838, d. 

Mch. 3, 1879 ! ^^ married Widow Rachel Elizabeth 
Close^ dau. of Daniel S. Mead, b. Oct. 13, 1814, d. 
May 8, 1866 (see p. 268), and had : 
i.^Zachariah, of Brooklyn, N. Y., Sergeant loth 
Regt. C. v., b. Oct. 12, 1839, m. Dec. 27, 1865, 
Louisa E. Welch, b. Mch. 20, 1841, and had : 

1. "Adeline L., b. Feb. 23, 1867, m. June 27, 

1894, Charles Partridge, b. July 28, 1867, 

and had : 

I. "James C, d. in infancy. 

2. • Frank, b. Dec. 9, 1868, d. Dec. 8, 1874. 



384 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — • David — * Nathaniel — ' Jonathan. 

3. •Jennie E., b. Mch. 17, 1873. 

4. • Nellie L., b. Dec, 7, 1875. 

5. 'Louise, b. Aug. i, 1883. 

2. ^Estelle J., b. Feb. 13, 1841,10. Sept. 6, 1864, 

d. May 21, 187 1 ; she married Wm. H. Weeks, 
of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. Sept. 2, 1839, and 
had : 
X. * Harry L., b. May 22, 1865, m. Apl. 24, 

1890, Ida Willis Latimer, b. Nov. 25, 1865. 

3. * Adeline A., b. Nov. 2, 1843, m. May 8, 1866, 

John Harper, of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. July 2, 
1831, d. Oct. 23, 1896, and had : 

1. 'Grace I., b. Mch. 20, 1867, m. June 12, 

1886, Chas. Lodge, b. Sept. 2, 1865. 

2. ' Estelle L., b. Nov. 8, 1868, m. Dec. 16, 

1891, J. Webster Mott, of Brooklyn, N. 
Y., b. Nov. 16, 1 86 1. 

3. * James, b. Nov. 14, 1877. 

4. * Mabel, b. July 22, 1879. 

4. * Julia A., b. July 9, 1845, m. June 14, 1871, 

Henry C. Briggs, of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. Apl. 
4, 1844, and had : 

1. 'Henry C. (Rev.), b. May 4, 1872, m. Sept 

12, 1898, Mabel Poland, b. ApL , 1875. 

2. 'Frederick M., b. Oct 6, 1874. 

5. * Newell L., of Brookl)m, N. Y., b. Dec. 9, 1848, 

m. Sept 25, 1872, M. Jennie Robertson, b. 

Oct 16, 185 1, and had : 

I. 'Blanche E., b. July 6, 1873. 

2. ' Newell L., b. May 20, 1879. 

3. 'Arthur B., b. Feb. 15, 1888. 

6. ' Albert E., of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. Nov. 14, 
185 1, m. Mch. 14, 1872, Louisa Sugden, b. 
June 25, 1851, and had : 

1. 'Albert, b. Mch. 5, 1873, d. Jan. 27, 1875. 

2. 'Newell L., b. Oct 22, 1874. 

7. ' Lucy M., b. Nov. 23, 1855, d. Feb. 24, 1859. 



Genealogy. 385 



'-^ — J — 

* William — 'John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — j , 



THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* Robert, 
Daniel S. 

7. • William B., b. May 15, 1816, m. June 8, 1852, 
Sarah A. Johnson, b. Jan. 28, 1828, d. May 16, 
1874, and had one child that died young. 

8.* Sarah Ann, b. Apl. 19, 1820, m. Nov. 4, 1856, 
Henry Dan, d. Mch. 31, 1873, and had no chil- 
dren. 

12. 'Robert, b. , 1768. 

13. 'Daniel S., b. , 1770, m. , A ; 

he married Martha^ dau. of Henry Mead (see p. ), 
and had : 

1. 'Lewis, b. , 1793, m. , 1821, d. Jan. 

24, 1867 ; he married Susan Tice, b. , 

1804, d. Oct. 27, 1886, and had : 

1. 'Mary F., b. Oct. 9, 1821, d. Oct. 9, 1821. 

2. 'Waters, b. Nov. 4, 1822, A Sept. 21, 1823. 

3. 'Waters, b. July 24, 1824, d. , 1875. 

4. 'Susan, b. Jan. 19, 1827, d. Oct. 13, 1828. 

5. 'Susan, b. Dec. 25, 1828, d. Aug. 15, 1829. 

6. 'Lewis, b. Oct. 4, 1830, d. » 1851. 

7. 'Charlotte, b. Jan. i, 1833, m. , 1852, 

Richard WiUis. 

8. 'Martha, b. Sept. 9, 1834. 

9. 'Charles C, b. July 13, 1837. 

10. 'Levina, b. Sept. 14, 1839, d. Nov. 24, 1841. 

11. ' Isaac C, b. Aug. 24, 1844, d. Jan. 21, 1852. 

2. 'Demas, b. , 1795. 

3. 'Seely, b. , 1797. 

4. 'David, b. , 1799. 

5. 'Henry, b. , 1801. 

6. 'Eliza, b. , 1804, m. Capt. Blakeman ; his 

I St wife was Laviniay dau. of Henry Mead (see 
p. ). 

7. 'Maria, b. , 1807, m. Capt. Francis Peet, 

and had : 
I. ' Minerva, b. 
2. ' Munson, b. 



•5 



386 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 
Nbw York State. 

* William — • John (i) — * David — * Nathaniel — ^ , . ' 

3. ' Frank, b. 

4. * Bythemia, b. 

14. • Pradence, b. , m. Knapp. 

15. •Jacob, b. , 1775, m. , d. ; he 

married , lived near Rye, N. Y., and had : 

I. ' Nathaniel, b. , m. , d. , 1810 ; he 

married, ist, ; 2d, Nancy Sj^her, and 

had : 

1. * Ezra, b. , removed to Haverstraw, N.Y., 

m. ist, ; 2d. , and had : 

1.  Ezra, b. , m. Widow Tucker. 

2. ' Catharine, b. , m. Isaac Farrington. 

3. * Rebecca, b. , m. Charles Clark. 
4. 'Clara, b. ,1858. 

2. ^ Isaac, b. , 1804, d. , 1806. 

3. ^ Julia A., b. , 1807, d. , 1808. 
4. ' Mary A., b. , 1809. 

5. ' William H., b. , 1810, m. , 1840, Sarah 
B. Theall, and had : 

1. • George W., b. , 1842, d. , 1862. 

2. 'Spencer S., of Brooklyn, N. Y., b. , 

1844. 

3. 'Mary J., b. , 1847. 

4. ' Emma L., b. , 1854. 

2. • Ezra, of Orleans County, N. Y., b. , m. ^ 

and had : 

1. ^Nathaniel, b. 

2. ' Ezra, b. 

3. ^ Isaac, b. 

4. ' Sarah, b. , m. Joseph Counter. 

5. ^ Fanny, b. , m. John Romer, of Tarry- 

town, N- Y. 

3. • Elkanab, b. Feb. 14, 1777, m. , d. Aug. 15, 

1849 ; he married Mary Requa, and had : 
I. ^ Gabriel, b. Feb. 15, 1799, m. Apl. 19, 1831, d. 
Dec. I, 1876; he married Emily M. Bibby, b. 



Genealogy. 387 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ' John (i) — • David — * William. 

Oct. 21, 1799, d. July 27, 1862 ; she was the 

dau. of Captain Thomas Bibby of the British 

Army. 
2. 'Thomas W., b. June 6, iSoi, d. July , 1826. 
3. 'Isaac R., b. , 1803, m. Miss Horton of 

Tarrytown, N. Y. 
4. 'Emeline, b. , 1806, m. , i860, Jacob 

M. Coope of Sing Sing, N. Y. 
5. ' Edward C, b. , 1809, , d. , 1832. 
^ 6, ' Mary A., b. , 181 1, m. Sept. , 1835, John 

F. Tooker; he died Aug. 20, 1849, ^^d had : 

I. 'Thomas W.,b. 

2. * Richard D., b. 

3. 'Gabriel M., b. Dec. 12, 1839, ™* ^^c. 2, 
\ 1862, Margaret A. Peckham, Lawyer, 

N. Y. City. 

4. • Lewis, b. 

5. • Mary M., b. 

6. • Annie M., b. 

7. • John S., b. 

7. ' Sarah M., b. , m. Tucker. 

8. ' Alexander I., b. , died aged five years. 

9. 'Robert G., b. Jan. 6, 1820, m. Dec. , 1857, 
; Widow Harriet N. Earle, b. July , 1835 

(Sing Sing, N. Y.), and had : 

1. 'Thomas W., b. July , 1858, d. Dec. , 

1858. 

2. 'Gabriel, b. Mch. 24, i860, d. , 187 1. 
3. ' Frederick G., b. Oct. , 1862. 

f 4. ' Emily M., b. , 1864. 

I 5. ' Gertrude, b. July 27, 1868. 

6. ' Robert G., b. Aug. 29, 187 1. 
5. * William, b. , 1716, m. , and had : 

1. 'John L., b. abt. 1743. 

2. ' Gilbert, b. " 1745. 

^ 3. 'Nathaniel, b. abt. 1747. 

4. 'William, b. " 1749. 



388 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— DAVID BRANCH, 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — * David, 

5. ' Charity, b. abt. 1751. 

6. • Hannah, b. " 1753. 
7. 'Mary, b. ** 1756. 

6. * Betsy, b. , 17 19. 

7. ^ Anna, b. , 1722. 

This finishes the David branch, so far as information could be 
obtained. 



Genealogy. 389 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

* Thaddeus. 

7. 'Benjamin (i), b. May , 1666, m. May 10, 1700, d. Feb. 27 
1746 ; he marriedy ist, Sarah Waterbary, of Stamford, Conn., 
b. Aug. 15, 1677 ; 2d, Rachel Brown, of Rye, and had by his 
I St wife : 
I. ^Benjamin (2), b. Mch. 18, 1701, m. Nov. 18, 1728, d. Oct. 
22, 1783 ; he married Martha Ferris, b. Nov. 8, 1708, d. 
Nov. 6, 1797, and had : 

I. * Benjamin (3), b. Aug. 15, 1729, m. Nov. , 1751, d. 
Mch. 5, 1815 ; he married Mary M. Reynolds, b. , 
17339 ^' t^ov. 24, 1 81 7, and had : 

1. ' Anna, b. , 1753, m. , d. ; she married, 

ist, David Meady b. Oct. 27, 1747, d. Aug. 29, 
1808 (see p. 374), no children, and, 2d, James 
Bailey. 

2. 'Theodosia, b. Aug. 2, 1756, m. Feb. 15, 1776, d. 

Oct. II, 1827 ; she married Edmund Meady b. 
1752, d. 1799, and had (seep. 240). 

3. ' Obadiah, b. , 1759, unm., d. 1779, killed in the 

Revolutionary War. He was engaged to Charity^ 
dau. of Nathaniel Mead (see p. 198), who after- 
wards married Joshua Knapp. 

4. ' Mary, b. , m. Samuel Peck. 

5. • Phebe, b. , 1774, m. , d. May 29, 1850 ; 

she married ^ehiel Meady b. , i77o> d- Oct. 

28, 1846, and had (see p. (,). 
2 * Thaddeus, b. Nov. 16, 1730, m. , d. ; he mar- 

ried Tamar Hobby, and had : 

I. • Edward, of Somers, N. Y., b. , 1758, m. , d 
Jan. 31, 1797 ; he married Mary Finch, b. , 
1762, d. Feb. 24, 1846, and had : 
I. ' Squire, b. 

2.* John, b. Dec. 6, 1789, m. , d. Feb. 11, 
1862 ; he married Sarah — -, b. , 1794, 
d. Mch. 15, 1843, and had : 

1. • Elizabeth, b. , m. Henry Lane. 

2. * Clarissa, b. , m. Mead Sutherland (see 

P- 390)- 



390 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — "John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

* Thaddeus. 

3. ' Lewis, b. 

4. * Margaret, b. 

5. • Helen, b. 

6.  Edward G., b. 

7. 'Jackson, b. May 15, 1827. 

8. • William, b. , m. , and had : 

1. • Disosway, b. Mch. 31, 1856. 

2. • Belle, b. Sept. 27, 1864. 

3. • Meta, b. Apl. 8, 1869. 

9. • Gilbert, b. 

10. • Mary, b. 

11. • Jane, b. 

12. ' Hannah, b. 

13. ' Sarah, b. , m. David Horton. 

2. 'Sarah, b. , 1760, m. Stephen Sutherland, and 
had : 
I. ^ Mead, b. , m. Clarissa^ dau. of John Mead 

(see p. 389). 
2. ' Ebenezer, b. 
3. ' Mary, b. 

4. ' Lewis, b. 

5. ' Sarah, b. , m. , and shortly after the 

birth of her oldest child, Mrs. Benjamin 
Mead (i) (Sarah Waterbury), went 20 miles 
to see it, a child of the 5 th generation from 
herself, as follows : Benjamin (2), Thaddeus, 
Sarah, Sarah, infant. 

6. ' Mary, b. 

7. * Hannah, b. 

8. ' Betsy, b. 

9. ^ Anne, b. 

10. ^ Daniel, b. , d. in infancy. 

11. * Daniel, b. , d. in infancy. 

12. ^Daniel, b. 

3. • Mary, b. , 1762, m. Mch. 29, 1781, d. Aug. 22, 

1841 ; she married Noah Lyon, b. Mch. 16, 1756, 
d. Sept. 20, 1820, and had : 



Genealogy. 39 ^ 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William —  John (i) — 'Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

' Thaddeus. 

1. ' Israel, b. Dec. 16, 1781, m. Polly Hubbard, d. 

June 3, 1826. 

2. "* Thaddeus, b. Mch. 29, 1785, m. Amy Marshall. 
3. ' Matilda, b. Feb. 2, 1788, d. Nov. 10, 1843. 

4. ^ Ruth, b. May 30, 1799, m. Ira Curtis. 
4.*Ebenezer, b. June 14, 1765, m. Jan. 11, 1791, 
Elizabeth Chapman, and had : 

1. * Harvey, b. Nov. 9, 1792, m. Amy Brown. 

2. ^Whitman, b. Oct. 12, 1794. 

3. * Edward, b. Oct. 26, 1796. 

4. 'Solomon, b. Dec. 6, 1798, m. Nancy Ferris. 
5. ' Dorinda, b. Oct. 12, 1801. 

6. 'Nancy, b. Mch. 4, 1804. 

7. 'Horace, b. Feb. 26, 1806. 

8. ' Betsy, b. Apl. 4, 1808. 

9. 'Norman, b. Sept. 26, 1810. 

10. 'Clarissa, b. Dec. 30, 181 2. 

11. 'George, b. July 20, 1818, m. Jan. 8, 1849, 

Mary J. Purdy, and had : 

1. 'William E., b. Jan. 3, 1850. 

2. ' Araminta, b. Aug. 15, 1851. 

3. • Clarissa D., b. May 25, 1853. 

4. 'Whitman H., b. July 29, 1855. 
5. ' George C, b. Apl. i, 1857. 

6. 'Sarah E., b. Jan. 8, 1859. 

7. 'Abraham L., b. Jan. 12, 1861. 

8. 'Gilbert S., b. Aug. 8, 1864. 

5. ' Amaziah, b. , 1767, m. M. Jessup, and had : 

1. ' William, b. 

2. ' Phebe, b. 

3. ' Alexander, b. 

6. • Martha, b. , 1771, m. , Andrew Quick. 

7. 'Benjamin, b. Feb. 17, 1774, m. Nov. 27, 1801, d. 

Aug. 6, 1847 ; he married Sarahs dau. of Edmund 
Mead, b. Aug. 22, 1782, d. Mch. 4, 1869 (see p. 
243), and had : 



39^ The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

* Thaddeus. 

1. ^ Polly, b. Oct 2, 1803, m. , d. Apl. 11, 

1831 ; she married John Wilson. 

2. ^ Anna, b. Aug. 29, 1805, , d. Jan. 2, 1873. 

3. ^ Edwin, b. Oct. 20, 1807, ™- May 24, 1832, 

Eleanor S. Spies, d. Dec. 25, 1863, and had : 

1. • William S., b. July 15, 1833, m. June 29, 

1859, Fanny E. Cox, and had : 

1. • Arthur E., b. June 7, i860. 

2. • Frank S., b. June 7, 1864. 

2. • Edwin, b. Jan. 7, 1836. 

3. • Josephine, b. May 2, 1839, d. Feb. 19, 

1844. 

4. " Julia C, b. July 2, 1845. 

5. ' Alfred P., b. Apr. 28, 1848. 

4. ^ Solomon, b. Mch. i, 1810, , d. Aug. 21, 

1829. 

5. ' Theodosia, b. July 19, 181 2, , d. Oct. 2, 

1831. 

6. * Tammy, b. Nov. 12, 1814, m. Aug. 23, 1834, d. 

May 8, 1876 ; she married Charles Kellogg, 
b. June 13, 1800, and had : 
I. 'Sarah M., b. June 11, 1836, m. Julian 
Rivers, d. Sept. 20, 1875, Ripon, Wis. 

2. • Theodosia, b. Aug. 3, 1838, m. Somers 

Sherwood. 

3. ' Benjamin M., b. Dec. 22, 1840, d. Mch. 

6, 1855. 

4. 'Charles, b. June 13, 1843. 

5. • Annie E., b. Sept. 4, 1845, m. Wm. E. 

Starr. 

6. • Edwin M., b. Jan. 28, 1850. 

7. 'Lucia, b. July 24, 1852. 

8. ' Ralph M., b. Oct. 10, 1855. 

7.* Ralph, b. Apl. 28, 1817, m. Aug. 15, 1844, 

Fanny McD. Bates. 
8. ^Thaddeus, b. Nov. 10, 1820, d. Aug. 7, 1825. 



Genealogy. 393 

THE JOHN LINE— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — 'John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — ^Benjamin (2) — 

'Sylvanus (Capt.). 
9. ' Staats E., b. Nov. 25, 1822, m. Nov. 10, 185 1, 
Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Brundage, d. May 
27, 1874 (see p. 230), and had : 

1. • Henry H., b. , m. July 5, 1878, Carrie 

Henly. 

2. • Thirza B., b. 

3. • Annie J., b. 

10. ^ Obadiah, b. Dec. 15, 1824, m. , d. Mch. 

23, 1859 ; he married Maria W. Reeve. 
8. ' Tamar, b. , m. Benjamin Jessup. 

3. * Martha, b. July 18, 1732, m. Hon. Nathan Rockwell, 

and had : 

1. • William, b. , m. Boughton. 

2. * Stephen (Dr.), b. , m. Elizabeth Lawrence. 

3. • Benjamin (Dr.), b. , m. Foot. 

4. * Thomas, b. , of Cleveland, Ohio. 

5. ' Margaret, b. , m. Dr. Malachi Foot. 

4. * Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1735, m. , d. Dec. 21, 1822 ; 

she married Joshua Peck, and had : 

1. • Benjamin, b. 

2. • Sarah, b. , m. Hamlet. 

3. • Mary, b. , m. Godfrey. 

4. • Edward, b. 

5. • Gideon, b. 

5. ' Elizabeth, b. Oct. , 1737, m. James Brown, of Somers, 

N. Y. 

6. • Sylvanus (Captain), b. Jan. 19, 1739, ™' June 2, 1763, 

d. in 1780, killed in the Revolutionary War ; he married 
Sybil, dau. of Jonah Wood, of Huntington, Nassau 
Island (now Long Island), and had : 
I. • Whitman, b. May 3, 1764, m. Dec. i, 1787, d. Jan. 

1795 ; he married Rachel, dau. of Deliverance 

Mead, b. Aug. 25, 1763, d. Sept. 25, 1831 (see p. 

256), and had : 

I. ' Mary, b. Feb. 14, 1788, m. July 12, 1809, d. Aug. 

24, 1824 ; she married John Sackett, and had : 



394 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — " John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

• Sylvanus (Capt.). 

1. • Henry L., b. Nov. 4, 1810, unm., d. 

2. 'Rachel E., b. Dec. 19, 1811, m. Dec. 31, 

1838, d. July 18, 1885 ; she married 
Charles Meady b. Feb. 4, 181 2, d. Dec. 
10, 1898, and had (see p. 249) : 

3. •Whitman M., b. Nov. , 1813, unm., d. 

Sept. 30, 1835. 

4. * Abigail S., b. Dec. 26, 1816, m. Feb. 15, 

1836, Gilbert Lent. 
5.* Mary A., b. May 8, 1820, m. Aug. 26, 
1840, Charles H. Seaman, b. , d. 

June 21, 1899. 

6. 'William H., b. Apl. 18, 1822. 

7. * Thomas M., b. Aug. 5, 1824. 

2. ^ Zophar, of N. Y. City, b. Dec. 20, 1790, m. 

Apl. 26, 1820, d. Oct 3, 1838 ; he married 
Martha, dau. of David Seaman, b. Feb. 14, 

1799) ^- ^^y ^9) 1369, and had : 

1. ' Araminta, b. Mch. 6, 1821, unm., d. May 

I, 1871. 

2. " Marie A., b. June 7, 1822, d. young. 

3. " Mary E., b. Oct. 18, 1823, m. Mch. i, 

1^55) d- Apl. 12, 1891 ; she married 
Isa(u H. Meady b. July 4, 1823, d. Dec. 
13, 1889, and had (see p. 258). 

4. " Sarah A., b. Sept. 16, 1826, unm., d. Jan. 

I, 1901. 

3. * Whitman, b. Aug. 5, 1792, m. June 8, 1821, d. 

Sept. 10, 1833 ; he married Grace Cornell, b. 
Dec. 4, 1802, d. Sept. 15, 1879, ^^^ ^^^ - 

1. ' Elizabeth, b. June 8, 1822, d. June 23, 

1822. 

2. "Grace W., b. Apl. 24, 1823, m. Dec. 13, 

1842, Hon. Cornelius Minor, Surrogate 
of N. Y. City, b. Mch. 25, 182 1, and 
had: 



Genealogy. 395 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — " John (i) — ' Benjamin (i) * Benjamin (2) — 

• Sylvanus (Capt,). 

I. ' Henrietta L., b. Oct. 10, 1844, m. 
Nov. II, 1863, Silas Finch, of Green- 
wich, Conn. 

2. • C. Elliott, b. Dec. 10, 1850, m. 

3. • Mary B., b. Aug. 18, 1852, d. Oct. 4, 

1854. 
4. 'Grace C, b. Sept. 15, 1859, m. J. 

Harrison Bates. 

3. • Henrietta, b. Dec. 18, 1825, d. Oct. 6, 

1848. 

2. 'Piatt, b. June 16, 1768, m. July 24, 1790, d. 

; he married Deborah Peck, lived in Rye, 

N. Y., and had : 

1. * Sackett, b. Dec. 17, 1791. 

2. ^ Sylvanus, b. Jan. 7, 1794, d. 1832, of cholera in 

Washington, D. C. 

3. ^ Sarah, b. Mch. 25, 1796, m. Nov. 25, 1813, 

d. Feb. 16, 1828 ; she married John Rob- 
bins, b. July 27, 1788, d. Feb. 6, 1828, and 
had : 
I. 'Sackett M., b. May 28, 1815, m. Barbara 

Noble. 
2. ' Hannah M., b. Dec. 10, 1816, m. Jas. M. 

Hoyt. 

3. • Julia A., b. Dec. 7, 1818, m. Wm. E. 

Ferris. 

4. • William H., b. May 17, 182 1, m. Abby K, 

Lyman. 
5. ' Cornelius, b. Apl. 22, 1825, m. Janette 
Gandell. 

4. ^Hannah, b. Mch. 7, 1799, m. , d. 

; she married Daniel Peck, and had : 

1. • Harriet M., b. 

2. ' Elizabeth, b. 

3. 'Samuel. 

4. • Daniel. 



39^ The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAxMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — ■John (i)— 'Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

' Sylvanus (Capt.). 

5. ' Harriet, b. May 30, 1802, m. , d. 

1837 ; she married Bradley Redfield, b. , 

1795, and had : 

1. 'Piatt M., b. , m. Sarah McKinzie. 

2. * Simeon, b. , d. in infancy. 

3. • Sarah, b. , m. Joseph Reynolds. 

4. ' Mary, b. , m. Samuel Robbins. 

5. ' Simeon, b. 

6. ' Edwin, b. , m. Lavinia Merritt. 

7. 'Bradley, b. 

6. * Gideon, b. Oct. 8, 1804, m. Nov. 17, 1835, d. 

Feb. 24, 1884 ; he married Elizabeth T. Lord, 
b. Feb. 28, 181 1, d. Dec. 21, 1842, and had : 

1. 'Josephine A., b. Aug. 26, 1836, m. Sept. 

8, 1857, John M. Masterton, and had : 

1. 'Allan W., b. Jan. 7, 1859. 

2. 'Florence, b. May 20, 1863. 

3. • Ada, b. July 30, 1864. 

4. ' Bessie L., b. Apl. 20, 1866. 
5. 'John M., b. July 7, 1878. 

2. 'Joseph N., Lieut., N. Y. V., b. Oct. 2, 

1838, unm., d. Feb. 11, 1863, in Civil 
War. 

3. • Gideon H., b. Sept. 14, 1840, m. Apl. 30, 

1867, Frances S. Adriance, b. Dec. 26, 

1 84 1, and had : 

I. • Charles A., b. Apl. i, 1870, m. Dec. 

37> 1^939 Isabella H. Boyd, b. Aug. 

10, 1868, and had : 

1. "Bessie, b. Jan. 27, 1895. 

2. "George A., b. Jan. 9, 1898. 

7. ^Nathan S., b. Sept. 18, 1808, unm., d. Sept. 25, 

1876. 
3. 'Gideon, b. Nov. i, 1771, m. , d. Oct. 28, 

185 1 ; he married Mary Miller, b. , i7749 <i« 

Oct. 12, 1832, and had : 



Genealogy. 397 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

William — 'John (i) — 'Benjamin (i) — ^* Benjamin (2) — 

* Sylvanus (Capt.). 

1. ^ Sarah M., b. July 5, 1798, m. May 23, 1819, d. 

Dec. 14, 1866 ; she married Wm. Banks, of 
Bainbridge, N. Y.,b. Sept. 27, 1783, and had : 

1. * James M., b. Oct. 19, 1820, m. Sophia M. 

Juliand. 

2. ' Samuel L., b. Mch. 26, 1823, d. Sept. 22, 

1853. 

3. 'Mary L., b. Apl. 23, 1826, m. Rev. Israel 

Foote, D.D. 

4. 'Charles, b. July 7, 1831, d. Jan. 3, 1832. 

5. • John, b. May 8, 1836, m. Frankie Somers. 

2. ■'Andrew, b. July 5, 1802, m. Jan. 6, 1830, d. 

Nov. 14, 1851 ; he married Lydia A. Dickin- 
son, b. Sept. I, 1802, d. July 18, 1870, and 
had : 

1. 'Whitman H., b. July i, 1831, d. Apl. 28, 

1834. 

2.  Mary E., b. Oct. 10, 1835. 

3. "Sarah M., b. Nov. 22, 1838, m. Dec. 31, 

1857, Joseph J. Hull, of Oxford, N. Y., 
b. May 10, 1835. 

3. Sylvanus, b. July 5, 1802, m. Oct. 31, 1839, d. 

Aug. 19, 1882 ; he married Lucretia C. Barton, 
b. May 6, 1817, d. Sept. 4, 1875, and had : 
I. 'Philo S., b. Mch. 2, 1843, m. May 24, 
1876, Alverdo R. Minor, of Manhattan, 
Kansas, b. Sept. 15, 1848. 
2. ' William B., b. Sept. 16, 1849, m. Dec. 14, 
1869, Adella Podgett, b. Apl. 21, 1850 
(Oxford, N. v.), and had : 
I. 'Emmett C, b. Feb. 20, 187 1, d. 

young. 
2. • Hattie L., b. Dec. 31, 1872, d. young. 

4. James, b. Oct. 15, 1804, m. Sept. 28, 1828, d. 

Feb. 22, 187 1 ; he married Nancy Cooley, 
b. Sept. 17, 1804, d. Jan. 23, 1874, and had : 



398 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2). 

• Slyvanus (Capt.). 

1. • Mary, b. Apl. 15, 1830, m. Mch. 3, 1857, 

Edward Newell, of Clay Centre, Kansas, 
b. Mch. 22, 1830, and had : 
I. 'James M., b. July 17, 1858, d. 
young. 

2. ' Frank M., b. Jan. 29, i860, d. young. 

3. • Flora A., b. June 21, i86i,d. young. 

4. • Fanny, b. Dec. 30, 1867. 

5. ' Edward M., b. Aug. 19, 1869, d. 

young. 

6. Adopted Harriet M., dau. of Wm. B. 

Mead, below. 

2. •William B., b. Feb. 22, 1833, m. Feb. 23, 

1854, Harriet Carlton, b. Apl. 17, 1833, 
d. June 12, 1867, and had : 

1. • Fanny A., b. July 14, 1857. 

2. • Albert E., b. Dec. 14, i86i. 

3. * Harriet M.,b. June 12, 1867, adopted 

by her uncle, Edward Newell, above; 
she died Oct. 26, 1867. 

3. • Morris C, b. Apl. 27, 1835, m. Oct. 25, 

1858, Mary A. Bradley, of Laurens, 
N. Y. 

4. ' Damon H., b. July 27, 1837, m. Jan. 23, 

1 86 1, Laura Hathaway, of Laurens, N. Y., 
and had : 

1. • Lelia, b. Nov. 8, 1861. 

2. • Mary N., b. Aug. 18, 1863. 

3. • James H., b. Oct. 10, 1868. 

5. 'Albert H., b. Sept. 19, 1839, m. Sept. 10, 

1862, ist, Mary A. Roberts, d. Jan. 23, 
1864 ; 2d, Louisa S. Ireland, of Bain- 
bridge, N. Y., b. Feb. 12, 1865, and had : 

1. 'Julian, b. Jan. 4, 1864, d. young. 

2. 'Mary R., b. Nov. 10, 1866. 

3. • Mott, b. Mch. 26, 1869. 



Genealogy. 399 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

^William — ^^ John (i) — ' Benjamin (i) * Benjamin (2) — 

' Sylvanus (Capt). 

4. • Fanny, b. Dec. 4, 1872. 

6. •Frances A., b. Oct. 25, 1841, m. Nov. 2, 

1868, Judson Farce. 

7. 'Ida A., b. June 25, 1844, m. Wm. Bur- 

goyne of Manhattan, Kansas, and had : 

1. • Edward, b. 

2. • Ida, b. 

5. * Whitman, b. Sept. 22, 1806, m. Oct. 15, 1835, 

d. Apl. 14, 1874 ; he married Jane M. Han- 
son, b. Dec. 31, 181 1, and had : 

1. ' Charles H. (Rev.), b. July 18, 1836. 

2. ' Helen A., b. July 11, 1839, d. Nov. 5, 1873. 
3. 'George N. (Rev.), b. Aug. 3, 1841, m. 

Apl. 6, 1874, Widow Jennie T. Roberts. 
4. • Anna A., b. Sept. 3, 1843, d. July , 

1845. 
5. 'James B. (Rev.), b. Sept. 19, 1847, m. 

June II, 1884, Margaret E. Fielding, b. 

Oct. 4, 1855, and had : 

I. • Fielding W., b. Aug. 5, 1885. 

6. 'Stella A., b. Nov. 12, 1849, d. Dec. 11, 

1877. 

7. 'Joseph W., b. June 3, 1853, d. young. 

6. ^ Henry, b. July 28, 1808, m. Nov. 27, 1838, d. 

Oct. 10, 1872 ; he married Sarah M. Water- 
man, b. Mch. 25, 1817, d. Apl. 13, 1870 
(Oxford, N. Y.), and had : 
I. ' Adelaide C, b. May 16, 1842. 
2. ' Polly A., b. Mch. 12, 1844. 

3. ' Henry W., b. July 11, 1849, m. Dec. 31, 

187 1, Mary E. Cone, b. Sept. 21, 1848. 
4. ' George, b. Sept. 5, 1856. 

7. ' Underbill, b. Feb. 12, 1811, m. , i860, d. 

Mch. 3, 1873 ; he married Catharine E. 
Waterman, of Oxford, N. Y.,b. July 31, 1827, 
and had : 



400 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — 'Benjamin (i) * Benjamin (2) — 

•Sylvanus (Capt.). 

1. * Eliza A., b. Dec. 6, i86o. 

2. •Smith A., b. Dec. 14, 1863. 

3. •Sackett, b. June 20, 1865. 

4. 'James W., b. Oct. 3, 1867. 

5. • Merritt E., b. Dec. 14, 1869. 

8. 'Sackett, b. Aug. 6, 1815, m. Mcb. 14, 1843, 
Anna A. Collins, b. , 1825 (Covington, 

Ky.), and had : 

1. • William W., b. Feb. 8, 1845, m. May 22 

1879, Julia B. Watts, b. July, 29, 1855. 
He graduated from the Annapolis Naval 
Academy in 1865, and entered the Navy. 

2. 'Omar C, b. Feb. 9, 1848. 

3. 'Thomas C, b. May 12, 1849, d. July 14, 

1850. 
4. 'Asel, b. May i, 1774, m. Feb. 19, 1798, d. Aug. 
15, 1822 ; he married Anna^ dau. of Henry Mead, 
b. May 18, 1782, d. Feb. 3, 1859 (see p. ), and 
had : 
I. ' Martin, b. Nov. 15, 1798, m. , d. in 

Ohio ; he married Polly Travis, and had : 

I. ' Alvah, b. , d. killed on a steamer. 

2. ' Amaziah, b. 

3. ' John, b. 

4. ' Asel, b. 
2. * Polly, b. July 30, 1800, m. Jan. 18, 1819, d. 

Jan. 26. 1854 ; she married Stephen Bailey, 

b. Apl. 3, 1798, d. Feb. 7, 1855, and had : 

1. ' Esther, b. Aug. 22, 1820, m. Wm. H. 

Buxton. 

2. 'Abraham B., b. Aug. i, 1822, m. Susan 

Pardee. 

3. ' Hannah, b. May 5, 1824, m. Coleman 

Dudley. 
4. ' Mary, b. May 5, 1826, m. Morris Baxter. 
5. ' Eliza J., b. May 17, 1828, m. Lewis Hill. 



Genealogy. 401 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — 'Benjamin (i) * Benjamin (2)— 

'Sylvanus (Capt). 

6. • Sarah, b. June ii, 1830, d. July 2, 1833. 

7. "Levi, b. Oct. 19, 1832, m. ist, Malvina, 

Green ; 2(1, Anna McKeel.i 

8. • Eunice A., b. Dec. 23, 1835, m. John S. 

Moon. 

9. 'William H., b. Feb. 3, 1839, m. Bessie W. 

Lange. 
10. • Eisenhart, b. June 30, 1843, ^- Sarah M. 
Downs. 
3.^ Henry, b. May 11, 1803, m. Jan 16, 1828, 
Abigail Smith, b. , 1811, d. May, 7, 

1873, and had : 

1. 'William H., b. Aug. 3, 1834, m. May 7, 

i860, Mary E. Brundage, and had : 

1. 'Ida L., b. Mch. 9, 1861, m. Jan. i, 

1883, Arthur P. Benedict, and had : 

1. "Mary, b. 

2. *• Lewis, b. 

3. "Annie, b. 

2. • Anna C, b. May 14, 1863, in 111. 

3. 'Sarah A., b. Oct. 4, 1864, m. Feb. 
, 1888, Stephen W. Bailey, in Ne- 
braska, and had : 

1. " Emily, b. 

2. " Russell, b. 

4. • Chauncey, b. Sept. 18, 1868, m. 

, in 111., and had one child. 

5. ' Arthur H., b. May 21, 1870. 
6. ' Herman F., b. June 12, 1881. 

2. 'David W., Lieut. 17th Regt., C. V., b. 

Nov. 25, 1838, went West, m. , 

and had one child, who married and had 
one child. 
4. ^ Hannah, b. July 5, 1806, m. John Corlyn, and 
had : 
I. ' Tamar J., b. 

a6 



402 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • Benjamin(i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

• Gideon. 

2. • Phebe, b. 

3. • Henry, b. 

4. ' David b. 

5. • Eunice b. 

6. • Comelius b. 

7. ' Cora, b. 

5. * Levi, b. Mch. 23, 181 2, m. Nov. 24, 1836, 

Lucy 6. Hough, b. July 27, 1819, and had : 
I. • Helen J., b. Oct. 7. 1837, m. Apl. 8, 1858, 

Gilbert P. Finch, b. Oct. 27, 1831, and 

had : 

1. • Lucy H., b. Sept. 28, 1862, d. young. 

2. • Gilbert M., b. Mch. 11, 1867. 

6. * Abraham P., b. Aug. 2, 1819, d. Aug. 20, 1820. 

7. * Asel, b. May 27, 1822, d. Sept. 17, 1822. 

7. * Gideon, b. Apl. 18, 1741, m. , d. , 

1771 ; he married , and had : 

1. ' Gideon, b. , killed by a cart passing over 

his head. 

2. 'Anna, b. Feb. 5, 1774, m. , 1835, Isaac 

Nichols. 

3. • Abigail P., b. Mch. 14, 1775, m. , d. 

; she married, ist, Caleb Lindsay, b. 
Jan. 25, 1762, d. Oct. 18, 1801 ; 2d, Dr, T?iomas 
Lyofiy b. Aug. 28, 1768, m. Mch. 31, 181 2, d. Apl. 
24, 1849 (see p. 403), and had : 
I. 'William M., b. Sept. 25, 1794, m. his brother 

Joseph's widow, 
a. ' Joseph B., b. May 2, 1797, m. Aletta Johnson. 

3. * Robert P., b. June 22, 1799, m. Mary A. 

Faircloe. 

4. ' Caleb F., b. Mch. 2, 1801, m. Maria Brownlee. 

5. ' Edward T., b. Mch. 12, 1813. 

6. ' George A., b. Dec. 12, 1815, d. Jan. 9, 1817. 
.4. •William, b. Oct. t8, 1776, m. Oct. 9, 1799, ^' Apl. 

4. 1806 ; he married Betsy Hoyt, b. Jan. 21, 1777, 
d. June , 1837, and had : 



Genealogy. 403 



1 



THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — "Benjamin (i) — * Benjamin (2) — 

• Mary, 

• Rachel. 
I. ' Phebe A., b. Feb. 13, 1801, m. Feb. 20, 1819, 

d. Apl. I, 1838 ; she married Harvey Ray- 
mond (see p. 403), and had : 

1. 'Phebe A., b. Sept. 5, 1821, m. Almond 
D. Fisk. 

2. ' Harvey, b. Dec. 30, 1822. 

3. ' William M., b. Apl. 12, 1825. 

4. ' Jerusha, b. May 30, 1831. 

5. 'Josephine, b. Jan. 15, 1833. 

6. • Daniel W., b. May 19, 1837. 
2. ^ Jerusha A., b. Aug. 3, 1804, m. Sept. 9, 1821, 

John G. Forbes, b. Aug. , 18 14. 

8. ' Mary, b. Sept. 29, 1743, m. , d. ; she 
married Sylvanus Ferris, and had : 

1. • Henry, b. 

2. • Sylvanus, b. 

3. ' Gideon, b. 

4. • James, b. 

5. ' Hannah, b. , m. , Abram Ray- 
mond, and her second child, Harvey, married 
Phebe A,^ dau. of William Mead, b. Feb. 13, 1801, 
d. Apl. I, 1838, and had (see p. 403). 

6. * Sarah, b. 

7. • Mary E., b. , m. , James Haze. 

9. 'Rachel, b. Aug. 31, 1745, m. Feb. 20, 1765, d. June 19, 
182 1 ; she married Caleb Lyon, b. Dec. 3,. 1744, d. 
Aug. 18, 1832, and had : 
I. ' Mary, b. Feb. 22, 1766, m. , Solomon 

Peck, d. May 18, 1828. 
2. ' Thomas (Dr.), b. Aug. 28, 1768, m. , AM- 

gail P,y dau. of Gideon Mead, b. Mch. 14, 1775^ 

and had (see p. 402). 
3. 'Rachel, b. Oct. 5, 1770, m. , Eliphalet 

Peck. 
4. ' Caleb, b. Dec. 22, 1772, m. , Amy Peck* 



404 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — * Benjamin (i)— -j ^ „ ' 

' JCiLIPHALET. 

5. • Luther, b. May 23, 1774, m. , Ruth Peck, 

d. June s, 1832. 

6. *Enon, b. Aug. 15, 1776, m. , Elizabeth 

Webb, d. Dec. 19, 181 9. 

7. * Anna, b. Nov. 14, 1779, m. , ist, Stephen 

Webb ; 2d, John Adee. 

8. * Martin, b. Sept. 28, 1782, , ist, Sarah 

Chadwick ; 2d, Rachel Haight ; 3d, Harriet 
Northway. 

9. 'Benjamin, b. Jan. 10, 1784, m. , Deborah 

Lawrence. 

10. • Abijah, b, July 31, 1787, m. , Hoyt Webb. 

11. 'Moses, b. Apl. 3, 1790, m. , ist, Hester 

Peet ; 2d, Laura Briggs ; 3d, Widow Clarissa 
Eaton. 

12. • Aaron, b. Apl. 3, 1790, d. , 1792. 

10. •William, b. Oct. 15, 1747, m. , d. Feb. i, 

1829 ; he married, ist, Phebe Farrant, b. Oct. 30, 
1 741, d. Oct. 21, 1776 ; 2d, , no further record. 

11. ' Edward, b. , 1749 ; no further record. 

2. * Sarah, b. June 3, 1702, m. Feb. 27, 1723, d. ; she 

married John Ferris, and had : 

1. 'John, b. Nov. 7, 1723. 

2. * Josiah, b. July 12, 1726. 

3. ' Sarah, b. May 7, 1728. 

4. • Deborah, Apl. 14, 1730. 

3 * Eliphalet, b. Mch. 14, 1704, m. , d. Oct. 22, 1796 ; 

he married Abigail , b. , 1712, d. , 

1796, and had : 

I. • Eliphalet, b. , 1738, m. , d, Mch. 18, 

181 8; he married Anne Rundle, d. Aug. 25, 1825, 

and had : 

1. 'Anne, b. , 1761, d. Feb. 15, 1775. 

2. ' Darius, b. Jan. 21, 1768, m. , 1796, d. 

Aug. 16, 1 841 ; he married Hannah Peck, b. 
, 1761, d. May 5, 1836, and had : 



Genealogy. 405 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — 'Benjamin (i) — * Eliphalet. 

I. ^ Anna, b. Mch. 20, 1797, m. Oct. 23, 1815, d. 
Oct. 30, 1841 ; she married Leander Meady 
b. Aug. 25^ 1787, d. June 18, 1859, and had 
(see p. 236). 

2.^ Alia, b. June 7, 1798, m. May 29, 1823, d. 
June 25, 1879 ; she married Obadiah Mead^ 
b. Mch. 10, 1785, d. Feb. 20, 1878, and had 
(see p. 243). 

3. ' Huldah, b. Jan. 30, 1802, d. Dec. 8, i860. 

4. ^ Alvah, b. Aug. i, 1803, m. Dec. 21, 1825, d. 

Feb. 22, 1867 ; he married Jane A. Rundle, 
b. Oct. 24, 1804, and had : 

1. "Samuel E., b. Oct. 12, 1827, d. Mch. 5, 

1832. 

2. ' Hannah E., b. Nov. 29, 1829^ d. Mch. 15, 

1832. 

3. * Samuel E., b. June 24, 1832, m. Aug. lo, 

i860, Hannah Connor. 

4.  Leander, b. Nov. 16, 1834, m. Feb. 10, 

1866, Josephine D. Wood. 

5. * Hannah E., b. Apl. 29, 1837. 

6. • Mary E., b. Sept. 8, 1840. 

7. • Alvah D., b. Dec. 27, 1846, m. Dec. 15, 

187 1, d. Dec. 14, 1872 ; he married 
Mary E. Scofield, of Stamford. 

5. ^ Adelia, b. Aug. 6, 1808, m. , d. June 30, 

1851 ; she married William H. Rundle. 

2. * Nancy, b. Apl. 6, 1739, ™» > i77o> d« \ she 

married Ebenezer Mead^ b. Dec. 12, 1748, d. , 

1818, and had (see p. 222). 

3. • Jesse, b. , 1740, m. Dec. 10, 1760, d. ; he 

married Rachel Knapp, b. Nov. 25, 1739, and had : 
I. 'Demas, b. Sept. 25, 1761, m. Richard Lloyd, and 

had : 

I. ^ Sarah, b. 

2. ' Elizabeth, b. 

3. ' William, b. 

4. ^ Jesse, b. 



4o6 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — * Benjamin (i) — * Eliphalet — * Jesse. 

2. ' Rachel, b. Sept. 3, 1764, m. Richard Dyckman. 

3. * Abigail, b. Mch. 31, 1767, m. , d. July 21, 

1832 ; she married William McNamee, and had : 

1. ^ Sarah, b. 

2. ' William, b. 

3. ' Abigail, b. 

4. ^ Rachel, b. 

5. * Frances, b. 

6. * John, b. 

4. • Rebecca, b. Sept. 3, 1769. 

5. * Elizabeth, b. June 10, 1772, m. Dec. 25, 1791, 

Daniel Banvard, b. Dec. 20, 1767, and had : 
I. ' David, b. Dec. 22, 1792, d. in New Orleans. 

2. ^ Daniel, b. Oct. 23, 1794, d. in St. Louis. 

3. * Elizabeth, b. Feb. 11, 1797, m. Francis Lane. 

4. * Jane, b. Feb. 13, 1800. 

5. * Margaret, b. May 21, 1802. 

6. * Mary A., b. June 14, 1804. 

7. ^ Catharine, b. Jan. 20, 1806, d. in San Francisco. 

8. * Peter, b. Mch. 6, 1808. 

9. * Joseph (Rev.), b. May 9, 1810. 

10. ' Jesse, b. Apl. 11, 1812. 

11. ' John, b. Nov. 15, 1815. 

6. • Jesse, b. Oct. 22, 1774, m. , d. , 1806 ; 

he married Ann Compton, b. Feb. 12, 1776, d. 
, 18 1 9, and had : 

1. ' William H., b. , 1798, m. , d. Dec. 

17, 1846; he married Ann McKeoun, of South 
Carolina, and had : 

1. 'Jesse C, b. Feb. 14, 1821. 

2. ' Samuel McK., b. Apl. 9, 1823. 

3. * Robert D., b. June 23, 1824. 

2. 'Joseph C, b. , 1801, d. , 1802. 

3. * George C, b. Sept. 3, 1805, , d. Sept. 5, 

1831. 

4. ' Elizabeth O., b. Jan. 7, 1806, m. Aug. 17, 

1840, George H. Hile, Morrisania, N. Y. 



Genealogy. 407 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — " John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Eliphalet — * Jehiel. 

7. 'Anna, b. Sept. 22, 1776, m. W. Merritt. 

8. • Polly, b. Apl. 6, 1782, m. Stephen Waterbury, and 

had : 

1. * Stephen, b. Oct. 10, 1802, d. , 1804. 

2. ^ Stephen, b. Sept. 26, 1804, d. , 1805. 
3.^ Anna, b. Jan. 14, 1806, m. Mch. 21, 1831, 

Rufus Mead^ b. Mch. 4, 1801, d. Apl. 9, 
1879, and had (see p. 239). 

4. ^ Polly, b. Aug. 21, 1808. 

5. ^Stephen, b. Oct. 14, 1810. 

6. '^Albert G., b. Oct. 23, 1812. 

7. ^ Harvey H., b. Jan. 17, 18x5. 

8. ' Harriet, b. Jan. 30, 1817. 

9. ^ John S., b. Feb. 20, 1819. 

10. ^William M., b. Aug. 3, 1821. 

11. ^Caroline M., b. Nov. 11, 1823. 

4. • Jehiel, b. , 1742, m. , d. July 16, 1826 ; he 

married Deborah^ dau. of Caleb Mead, b. Apl. 11, 
1743, d. June 24, 1809 (see p. 275), and had : 

1. 'Deborah, b. Sept. 11, 1766, m. , d. Feb. 25, 

1843 ; she married Calvin Mead^ b. Aug. i, 1760, 
d. June 18, 1847, ^^<^ had (see p. 236): 

2. • Jehiel, b. , 1770, m. , d. Oct. 28, 1846 ; 

he married Phebe^ dau. of Benj. Mead., b. , 

1774, d. May 29, 1850 (see p. 389), and had : 

1. * Lewis, b. July 12, 1795, d. May 7, 1830. 

2. 'Harriet, b. May 9, 1797, m. Jan. 2, 1816, d, 

July I, 1870 ; she married Silas H. Mead^ b. 
Dec. 12, 1796, d. Dec. 14, 1878, and had (see 
p. 231). 

3. * Mary, b. , 1799, d- ^^7 ^^j 1802. 

4. * William, b. , 1799, d. Oct. 29, 1801. 
5. ' Polly A., b. , 1801, d. Sept. 25, 1815. 

6. * William E., b. , 1806, d. Oct. 8, 1834. 

7. 'Caleb H., b. , 1808, d. May 23, 1887. 

3. 'Mary. b. , 1773, m. , d. Mch. 6, 1822 ; 

she married Jabez Peck, b. , 1768, d. Sept 

25i i^Sif ^i^d had : 



4o8 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William—* John (i) — * Benjamin (i) — * Eliphalet. — 

* Libbeus. 

I. * Dorinda, b. , m. Israel Peck. 

3. ^ Deborah, b. Feb. 24, 1800, m. Eliphalet Peck ; 
she d. May 15, 185 1. 

3. ' Abigail, b. 

4. ' Jehiel, b. , d. aged one year. 

5. * Abigail, d. young. 

6. * Sarah, b. , m. , d. ; she married 

Aaron Mead^ b. July 11, 175 1, and had (see p. 232). 

7. * Libbeus, b. Jan. 15, 1750, m. Sept 3, 1781, d. July i, 

1814 ; he married, ist, Hannah Benedict, b. Mch. 16, 
1757, d. Feb. 28, 1802 ; 2d, Catharine Peacock. He 
was wounded at the Battle of Compo Plains and carried 
the ball until his death. It went in just above the hip 
and lodged near the back-bone, and while he was lying 
wounded on the field of battle, a British soldier thrust 
his bayonet through his neck and moved it back and 
forth several times. He had : 

1. * Clarissa, b. Sept. 3, 1782, m. Apl. 9, 1806, d. June 

28, 1867 ; she married Amos Fuller, and had : 

1. ' Clark (Rev.), of North Salem, N. Y., b. Feb. 

8, 1807. 

2. ^Harriet, b. Mch. 23, 1808, m. Darids Benedict. 

3. * Caroline, b. Sept. i, 1817, m. Lyman Reynolds. 

4. ' Hiram, b. June 21, 1820, m. Lydia Hall. 

2. 'Eri, b. Jan. 25, 1785, m. Sept. 28, 1804, d. July i, 

1855 ; he married Esther Benedict, b. July 15, 
1786, d. Apl. 15, 1833, and had : 
I. * Alanson, b. Sept. 27, 1805, m. Mch. 19, 1834, 
Maria A. Olmstead, b. Jan. 16, 18 10, and had : 

1. 'Eri M., b. Mch. 18, 1835, d. Apl. 12, 1838, 

2. • Martha A., b. July 4, 1837, m. Feb. 7, 

1855, James Pardee, of Waccabuc, N. Y. 
3. 'Marilda, b. Aug. 25, 1839, m. Dec. 8, 

1 86 1, Levi Ives, of Colebrook, Conn. 
4. "Catharine, b. Sept. 22, 1843, m. May 5, 

1868, Edward Hill, of Winsted, Conn. 



Genealogy. 409 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William—' John (i) — ' Benjamin (i)— * Eliphalet. — 

* LlBBEUS. 

5. * Eugene, b. Dec. i, 1846. 

2. ^ Elizabeth, b. Jan. 20, 1809, m. Mch. 3, 1828, 

Jared Hoyt. 

3. * Jared, b. Mch. 13, 1812, m. Oct. 28, 1834, ist, 

Hannah D. Gilbert, b. Jan. i, 1813, d. Jan. 
I, 1862 ; 2d, Lydia H. Fuller, b. June 22, 
1819, m. Mch. 15, 1870, and had : 

1. 'Homer G., b. July 2, 1836, m. Feb. 14, 

1865, d. Jan. 24, 1833 ; he married Mary 
M. Rebbler, d. July 9, 1866, and had : 
I. • Mary R., b. Mch. 26, 1866. 

2. 'Esther E., b. Dec. 18, 1839, m. Sept. 8, 

1869, Marcus B. Warren. 

3. 'Rosaletta, b. July 18, 1842, m. Mch. 20, 

i860, d. Nov. 29, 1861 ; she married 

Jackson Cox. 
3. 'Jared, b. Jan. 23, 1787, m. May 27, 1826, d. Jan. 
3, 1877 ; he married Elizabeth Parker, of York- 
town, N. Y., b. Nov. 21, 1796, d. Feb. 25, i86i, 
and had : 

1. ^ Clark, F., b. Feb. 23, 1828, m. Jan. 31, 1854, 

Sarah Reynolds, b. Aug. 24, 1826, and had : 

1. 'John E., b. Feb. 14, 1855. 

2. 'Elizabeth P., b. Feb. 18, 1856. 

3. ' Effie G., b. Nov. 20, 1859. 

4.  Lewis W., b. May 20, 1864. 

5. 'Flora B., b. Jan. 27, 1867. 

6. • Sarah A., b. Nov. 6, 1 869. 

2. 'Olivia P., b. June 18, 1831, m. Jan. 19, 1854, 

Jeremiah Banks, of Bedford, N. Y., and had : 

1. 'George W., b. June 28, 1859. 

2. 'Clara E.,b. Oct. 6, 1861. 

3. 'Lewis G., b. Dec. 17, 1864. 

4. 'Estelle, b. Dec. 12, 1866. 

3.* Esther, b. Apl. 15, 1833, m. Nov. 21, 1854, 
James W. Raymond, and had : 



4IO The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — 'Benjamin (i)— *Eliphalet — 

* LiBBEUS. 

1. 'Hannah E., b. May 14, 1865. 

2. 'Samuel K., b. June 8, 1867. 

4. * William L., b. Apl. 11, 1838, m. Mch. 14, 1866, 
Louisa White, of Yorktown, N. Y., b. Aug. 16, 
1841, and had : 

1. ' Mary W., b. Apl. 18, 1868. 

2. 'James J., b. Mch. 8, 1870. 

4. • Martin, b. Apl. 9, 1789, m. Dec. 2, 1812, d. Apl. 11, 

1857 ; he married Abigail Mead (untraced), dau. 
of Charles Mead, b. Aug. 21, 1789, d. Feb. 19, 
1866, and had : 

1. ^Marilda, b. Oct. i, 1813, d. July 27, 1837. 

2. ^Daniel S., b. Apl. 29, 1815, m. June , 1857, 

Frances Fisher, and had two children. 

3. 'Solomon B., b. July 7, 1817, d. Dec. 28, 1831. 

4. ' Son, d. in infancy. 

5. * Mark, of Cross River, N. Y., b. Oct. 25, 182 1. 

6. 'Joel, b. May 31, 1825, m. Jan. 26, 1854, d. 

Apl. 23, 1864 ; he married Sally A. Searles, 
of Bedford, N. Y., b. June 20, 1827, and had : 

1. 'Annie C, b. Apl. 2, 1859. 

2. • Elmer J., b. Mch. 4, 1862, d. Feb. 5, 1883. 

7. ' Rufus, of Golden Bridge, N. Y., b. Sept 25, 

1828. 

8. ' Elroy, b. Nov. 29, 1834, m. Maria Gilbert. 

5. • Abigail, b. Mch. 7, 1791, m. Jan. 2, 1823, d. , 

1873 ; she married James Eggleston, d. Nov. 30, 
1872, and had : 

1. ' Mary H., b. Mch. 27, 1824, m. Daniel D. Smith. 

2. 'James O., b. Oct. i, 1827, m. Catharine R. 

Monell. 

3. ' Charles H., b. Jan. i, 1831, m. Mary E. Smith. 

6. 'Hannah, b. Oct. 22, 1793, m. Apl. 9, 1820, Jere- 

miah Banks, and had : 

I. 'Delia, b. Apl. 30, 1821, m. Apl. 8, 1857, Jesse 
L. Benedict. 



Genealogy. 4^1 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — " John (i) — * Benjamin (i) — * Eliphalet — 

• Eli (Chester, N. Y.) 

2. ^ Elizabeth, b. May 3, 1823, m. Wm. E. Lyon. 

3. ^William, b. Sept. 5, 1830, m. Anna M. Lyon, 

4. 'Julia A., b. Feb. 22, 1835, m. James Hoyt. 

7. 'Eliphalet, b. June 15, 1796, m. Sept. 30, 1818, d. 

Apl. 22, 1870 ; he married Matilda Hoyt, and had : 

1. ' Amanda, b. Dec. 28, 1820, m. May 31, 1839, 

Jason H. Wing, of Canastota, N. Y., and had : 
I. 'Stephen M., b. 

2. 'Libbeus, b. July 13, 1823, d. Jan. 16, 1825. 

3. * Orlando, b. Oct. 10, 1826, m. Lois Prout, and 

had : 

1. • Lois M., b. 

2. ' Curtis O., b. 

3. ' John L., b. 

8. 'Sebah, of Oneida Lake, N. Y., b. May 22, 1798, 

m. , d. Sept. 13, 1864 ; he married Lizetta^ 

dau. of Aaron Mead, b. Nov. 14, 1798 (see p. 233). 

9. • Sarah, b. July 22, 1800, m. Apl. 6, 1826, d. Jan. 10, 

1843 ; she married Martin Benedict, b. Aug. 20, 
1797, and had : 

1. ' Jared H., b. July 24, 1827, m. Caroline Dart. 

2. * Clark F., b. May 13, 1834, d. Aug. 12, 1851. 
8. 'Eli, b. Aug. 25, 1752, m. Jan. 20, 1778, d. , 1840 ; 

he married Deborah Brush, d. , 1827 (Chester, 
N. Y.), and had : 

1. 'Polly, b. Jan. 17, 1779, m. Dec. 11, 1798, d. Apl. 

II, 1839; she married Lewis Numan, and had : 

1. 'Amanda, b. Feb. 8, 1806, d. July 28, 1806. 

2. 'Julia A., b. Dec. 12, 1815, m. Wm. H. Gayger. 

3. ' Samantha B., b. Feb. 19, 1819, m. Odle Close. 

4. 'Henry Clarke, b. July 27, 1821, d. Jan. 12, 

1822. 

2. 'Obadiah, b. Apl. 20, 1781, m. , 1802, d. Apl. 4, 

1869; he married Delia^ dau. of Titus Mead, b. 
Dec. 23, 1785, d. Jan. , 1842 (see p. 292), and 
had : 



4" The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Eliphalet — 

• Eli (Chester, N. Y.) 

1. ' Alvah, b. June 13, 1803, d. young. 

2. ^ Laura, b. Sept. 16, 1805, m. Mch. 31, 1828, d. 

Mch. 26, 1870 ; she married James L. Dunn. 

3. Mlmerin H., b. Aug. 31, 1807, ra. May 8, 1834, 

Betsy Arnold. 

4. ^ Sarah A., b. Aug. , 18 14. 

3. 'Orrison, b. Jan. 5, 1786, m. Mch. 17, 1813, d. Oct. 

9, 187 1 ; he married Esther (untraced), dau. of 
Levi Mead,b. July r5, 1791, d. July 28, 1868, and 
had : 

1. ^Thirza A., b. Dec. 5, 1815, d. Nov. , 1819. 

2. ' Edward B., b. Jan. 4, 1818, m. Feb. 29, 1844, 

Sarah K,^ dau. of Martin B. Landon, b. May 
8, 1817 (see p. 413), and had : 
I. 'M. Landon, b. Mch. 16, 1846, d. Feb. 7, 
1862. 

3. * Alfred, b. Mch. 10, 1820, m. Nov. 21, 1847, d. 

Mch. 10, 1874 ; he married Pamelia Mitchell, 
b. Oct. 19, 1825, and had : 

1.  Esther C, b. June 22, 1849. 

2. "Eva S., of Centralia, III, b. Oct. 5, 1852. 

3. • Orrison P., b. Oct. 28, 1859. 

4. ' Leander, b. Mch. 30, 1822, m. Sept. 3, 1856, 

Laura A. Pike, b. July 24, 1836, and had : 
I. ' Sidney W., b. Dec. 5, 1857. 

5. ^ Maria T., b. Mch. 26, 1825, m. July 6, 1853, 

Joseph L. Dunn, and had : 
I. • Mary R., b. Mch. 31, 1854. 

4. 'Cynthia, b. Apl. 8, 1790, m. Feb. 10, 1805, d. May 

19, 1870 ; she married Matthew ^^a^ (untraced), 
b. Sept. 17, 1783, d. Mch. 12, 1859. 

5. ' Hannah, b. Mch. 4, 1796, m. Oliver Arnold. 

9. * Rachel, b. , m. Jan. , 1790, d. May 13, 1841 ; 

she married Benjamin Knapp, of Chester, N. Y., d. 
Oct. I, 1850, and had : 



Genealogy. 4^3 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — "John (i) — • Benjamin (i). 

1. ■Phebe, b. Dec. i6, 1790, m. Jan. 9, 1809, d. July 

2o, 1831 ; she married Martin B. Landon, and 
among their children was Sarah K,^ b. May 8, 

1 81 7, who married Edward B. Mead^ b. Jan. 4, 

1818, and had (see p. 412). 

2. 'Sarah, b. Nov. 29, 1793, d. Aug. 15, 1835. 

3. 'Obadiah M., b. Feb. 6, 1795. 

10. ' Daughter, of Lanesboro, Mass., b. , m. 

Hobby. 

4. * Elizabeth, b. Nov. 2, 1705, m. Feb. 5, 1728, d. Nov. 17, 1783; 

she married Theophilus Peck, b. Mch. , 1702, d. Nov. 7, 
1783, and had : 

1. •Theophlius, b. Mch. 15, 1730, m. Rebecca . 

2. • Samuel, b. Jan. 22, 1739. 

3. 'Benjamin, b. Oct. 10, 1741. 

4. ' Abram, b. Feb. 7, 1743. 

5. ' Isaac, b. Mch. 9, 1748. 

6. 'Israel, b. Apl. 9, 1750. 

7. ' Elizabeth, b. , m. J. Jessup. 

8. ' Rachel, b. , m. Wallace. 

9. ' Hannah, b. 

10. * Eunice, b. 

11. • Ruth, b. , m. Purdy. 

5. * Keziah, b. Feb. 10, 1707, m. Feb. , 1736, d. Nov. 19, 1808; 

she married Captain Isaac Howe, b. Jan. 9, 17 11, d. Oct 8, 
1779, and had : 

1. 'Abigail, b. Feb. 22, 1738, m. June 11, 1759, d. Apl. 28, 

1807 ; she married Deliverance Mead^ b. May 4, 1728, 
d. Mch. 3, 1785, and had (see p. 255). 

2. 'Sarah, b. June 16, 1739, d- ^^' 16, 1740. 

3. 'Sarah, b. June 9, 1741, m. Dec. 8, 1779, d. Mch. 30, 

1785 ; she married Jonas Afead^ b. Dec. 25, 1723, d. 
Sept. 14, 1783, and had (see p. 240). 

4. 'Keziah, b. Feb. 23, 1743, m. Jan. 13, 1765, d. Apl. 16, 

1816 ; she married Capt Abraham Mead, b. Dec. 14, 
1742, d. Dec. 24, 1827, and had (see p. 271). 

5. 'Elizabeth, b. Jan. 22, 1745, d. Sept. 20, 1810. 



4^4 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE —BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — "John (i) — 'Benjamin (i). — ^Nehemiah. 

6. * Rachel, b. , 1747, d. young. 

7. * Isaac, b. Feb. 11, 1749, m. May 28, 1778, d. Dec. 29, 

1823 ; he married Lucy^ dau. of Nehemiah Mead, b. 
Mch. I, 1758, d. Dec. 10, 1820, and had (see p. 414). 
By 2d wife : 

6. * Rachel, b. May 30, 17 17, m. , d ; she married, 

I St, Nathan Osborne ; 2d, Solomon Close ; and had no 
children. 

7. * Obadiah, b. Feb. 20, 17 19, m. , d. ; he married 

Lois, dau. of Rev. Abram T. Todd, and had : 

1. * Phebe, b. 

2. * Mary, b. , m. Michael Timpany, and had : 

1. • Betsy, b. , m. Clark. 

2. • Polly, b. , m. Hitchcock. 

8. * Zebediah, b. Aug. 16, 1720, m. , and had : 

1. 'Levi, b. , 1752, m. , d. May 26, 1849; he mar- 

ried Abigail Rundle, b. , 1768, d. July 21, 1852. 

2. 'Henry, b. , 1754, m. , d. ; he married 

Eunice Rogers, and had : 

I. 'Anna, b. May 18, 1782, m. Feb. 19, 1798, d. Feb. 
3, 1859 ; she married, ist, Asel Mead^ b. May i, 
1774, d. Aug. 15, 1822, and had (see p. 400) ; 2dy 
James Travis, d. Sept. 17, 1840, and had by her 
2d husband : 

1. ^Daniel B., b. 

2. * Joseph, b. Feb. 27, 1829. 

3. 'Hannah, b. , 1755. 

4. 'Lydia, b. , 1757. 

9. ^ Nehemiah, b. , 1721, m. , d. Aug. 19, 1791 ; he 

married Sarah, dau. of Chas. Knapp, of Stamford, Conn., 
b. Apl. 2, 1734, d. Aug. 20, 1808, and had : 

1. 'Sarah, b. Nov. i, 1756, m. Jan. 3, 1776, d. Nov. 28, 

1777 ; she married Richard Mead^ b. Sept. 5, 1753, d. 
Apl. 20, 1826, and had (see p. 262). 

2. 'Lucy, b. Mch. i, 1758, m. May 28, 1778, d. Dec. 20, 

1820; she married Isaac Hawe^ b. Feb. 11, 1749, d« 
Dec. 29, 1823 (see p. 414), and had : 



Genealogy. 4^5 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — • Benjamin (i) — * Nehemiah. 

1. • Sally, b. Aug. i8, 1779, "^- Gilbert Close, d. Apl. 17, 

1846. 

2. • Laura, b. Oct. 10, 1780, d. July 22, 1789. 

3. • Betsy, b. Sept. 24, 1782, m. Rufus Knapp, d. June 

9, 1864. 

4. • Keziah, b. Mch. 28, 1784, d. Oct. 27, 1864. 

5. 'Rachel, b. Mch. 28, 1784, d. Nov. 10, 1865. 

6. 'Esther, b. Apl. 3, 1786, d. Dec. 18, 1849. 

7. • Jonas, b. Apl. 24, 1787, m. , d. Feb. 23, 1867 ; 

he married Anna, dau. of Peter Mead, b. Aug. 17, 
1787, d. Sept. 19, 1871, and had (see p. ). 

8. • Laura, b. Apl. 12, 1789, d. Mch. 7, 1872. 

9. • Lucy, b. Mch. 5, 1791. 

10. • Isaac, b. Jan. 29, 1793, d. Feb. 28, 1823. 

11. • Nehemiah, b. Jan. 8, 1795, m. Samantha R. Holly. 

12. 'Cornelia, b. Mch. 15, 1797. 

13. 'Samuel, b. Mch. 20, 1799, d. Dec. 17, 1800. 

14. ' Samuel (Rev.), b. Mch. 27, 1803, m. Eloise L. Buf- 
fett. 

3. 'Rachel, b. Feb. 17, 1766, m. Jan. 3, 1794, d. ; she 

married Charles Weed, b. June 13, 1766, and had : 

1. ' Erastus, b. Jan. 29, 1795. 

2. ' Lucy, b. Oct. 4, 1797, d. Apl. 22, 1877. 

3. 'Charles, b. , 1799. 
4. ' Edwin N., b. ,1801. 

5. ' Elizabeth, b. , 1803. 

6. ' Sarah J., b. , 1806. 

4. ' Bethia, b. Dec. 27, 1769, m. , 1790, d. ; 

she married Stephen Davis, and had : 

I. ' Laura, b. Feb. 9, 1791, m. Jan. 4, 1808, d. ; 

she married /adez Mead, b. Nov. 7, 1785, d. Dec. 

4, 187 1, and had (see p. 225). 

2. ' William, b. 

3. ' Josiah, b. 

4. • Sally, b. 

5. ' Mary, b. 

6. ' Charles, b. 



4i6 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— BENJAMIN BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — ^* John (i) — "Benjamin. 

7. • Rebecca, b. 

8. • Lucy, b. 

9. • Arthur, b. , d. aged ten years. 

10. • Stephen A., b. 

11. 'Richard, b. 

12. •Clarinda, b. 

13. • Sylvester, b. 

5. * Nehemiah, b. Dec. 7, 1771, m. Nov. , 1795, d. Mch. 

24, 1826 ; he married Ruth Richards, b. Apl. 25, 1769, 
d. Feb. 13, 1854, and had : 

1. 'Samuel H., b. Dec. 2, 1796, m. Mch. 14, 1822, d. 

Oct. 15, 1854 ; he married Malvina Valentine, b. 
July 25, 1796, d. Oct. 10, 1 85 1, and had : 

1. ^ Elizabeth S., b. Jan. 2, 1823. 

2. ' Catharine V., b. Mch. 27, 1824. 

2. 'Sarah, b. July 3, 1798, , d. May 12, 1871. 

3. 'William H., b. Dec. 20, 1799, m. May 7, 1831, d. 

Feb. , 1872 ; he married, ist, Abigail J. Reynolds, 
d. Nov. i860 ; 2d, Caroline Smith, m. Nov. 19, 
1866, no children. 

4. ' Daughter, b. , d. in infancy. 
5. ' Ruth C, b. Sept. 25, 1802. 

6. ' Laura, b. Aug. i, 1804, m. Sept. 6, 1842, d. ; 

she married Zacheus Mead^ b. Jan. 2, 1798, d. Mch. 

3. 1872, and had (see p. ) 

7. ' James R., b. 

6. 'Clarinda, b. July 28, 1776, m. Feb. i, 1804, d. Mch. 20, 

1856 ; she married Iscuic Mead^ b. Dec. 8, 1770, d. Jan. 
31, 1849, and had (see p. 272). 

10. * Mary, b. , 1724, m. , 1747, d. Oct. 6, 1787 ; she 

married Silas Mead^ b. Mch. 22, 1720, d. Oct. 13, 1817, and 
had (see p. 231). 

11. * Hannah, b. , 1726, m. July 29, 1744, d. ; she 

married Peter Mead, b. Oct. 2, 1700, and had (see p. ). 

This finishes the Benjamin branch, so far as information could be 
obtained. 



Genealogy. 417 

THE JOHN LINE.— NATHANIEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — • John (i) —  Nathaniel. 

8. • Nathaniel, b. abt. 1669, m. , d. in 1703; he married 

Rachel , and had no children. 

His widow Rachel, before the year 1709, married James Ferris, Jr. 
There is no foundation whatever for the assertion that this Nathaniel 
was the f atlier of thirteen children, as maintained by some genealogists, 
and copied by others without any investigation or reason whatsoever. 
The thirteen children, of whom he has had the credit of being 
the father for such a long time belong in the John (2), Ebenezer, 
David, and Benjamin branches. 

87 



4^8 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

•William-' JOHN (r)-« Samuel- j II^^^^^an. 

9. * Samuel, b. abt. 1673, m. , 1695, d. in 17 13 ; he married 

Hannah , and had : 

1. * Samuel, b. May 3, 1696, ra. , 1718, d. ; he mar- 

ried Ann , and had : 

I. 'Charlotte, b. ,1719. 

3. • Henry, b. , 1721. 

3. • Artemas, b. > 1723- 

4. * Betheny, b. , 1725. 

5. * Priscilla, b. , 1727. 

6. ' Lavinia, b. , 1729. 

7. 'Martha, b. , 1733. 

2. * Elnathan, b. Feb. 1 1, 1698, m. , d. ; he married 

Sarah, dau. of John and Hannah Lyon, and had : 

I. ' Elnathan (2), b. abt. 1729, m. , d. ; he 

married , and had : 

I. • Elnathan (3), b. , m. , d. 

he married , and had : 

1. ' Hibbard, b. abt. 1788. 

2. ' Solomon, b. Nov. 25, 1790, m. Nov. 20, 1815 

d. Sept. , 1844 ; he married Maria Merritt 
b. Feb. 17, 1 79 1, and had : 

1. 'William K., b. Dec. 24, 1820, m. Oct. 31 

1 85 1, Marietta Crawford, b. Aug. 22 
1828, and had : 

1. • George H., b. Jan. 22, 1853, d. young. 

2. • Thomas H., b. Apl. 11, 1855. 

3. • Maria L., b. May 22, 1858. 

4. • Warren C, b. July 29, 1861. 

5. • Georgietta H., b. Mch. 6, 187 1, d. 

young. 

2. ' Seth, b. Apl. 24, 1822. 

3. ' Nathaniel T., b. July 4, 1823. 

4. • Solomon, b. Nov. 11, 1824. 

5.  Sarah A., b. Nov. 5, 1826, m. Henry 

Merritt, and had : 
I. • Henry, b. 



Genealogy. 4^9 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ' John (i) — * Samuel — *Elnathan (i). — * Stephen. 

6. 'Charles F., b. June ii, 1828. 

7. • Mary E., b. Oct. 9, 1829, drowned Oct. 

lo, 1833. 

8. ' Thomas S., b. Jan. 14, 1831, d. young. 

9. ' Thomas M., b. June 17, 1834, d. young. 

3. ^ Nathaniel T., b. , m. , and had : 

1. "Polly, b. 

2. • Mehetable, b. 

3. • Floyd, b. , m. , d. Sept. 28, 

1887 ; he married Sarah M,y dau. of 
Nehemiah Mead (see p. 165), and had : 

1. 'Cynthia, b. 

2. • Sarah, b. 

3. • Halleck, b. 

4. ' Laura, b. 

5. • Floyd, b. 

6. • Daniel, d. young. 

4. " Abraham, b. 

5. • Walter, b. 

4. ^ Sarah, b. , m. Floyd Lyon, removed to Pa. 

2. • Sarah, b. 

3. * Eunice, b. , m. Joseph Close, and had : 

I. ' Elnathan, b. 
2. * Stephen, b. abt. 1731, m. Molly Knapp, dau. of General 
Israel Knapp, and had : 

I. 'Stephen, b. , m. , d. , 1802; 

he married Hester Pelton, b. , 1757, d. Oct. 

, 1813, and had : 
I. 'Jane, b. July 27, 1785, m. Apl. 17, 1806, d. 
July 28, i860 ; she married Azariah Culver, 
and had : 
I. 'Richard P., b. June 27, 1807, m. Elsie 

Sherrer. 
2. 'Lewis H., b. Aug. 15, 1808, m. Eliza 

Sebring. 
3. ' Esther E., b. July 3, 1813, m. Edward 
Jackson. 



420 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William— 'John (i) — 'Samuel — ^^Elnathan (i) — * Stephen. 

4. * Emma P., b. Dec. 22, 1815, ™* George 

Jackson. 

5. ' Adaline J., b. Mch. 29, 1817, m. Orrin 

Belding. 

6. * Mary A., b. Mch. 28, 1819, m. William £. 

Smith. 

7. ' Stephen M., b. June 3, 1820, m. Mary A. 

Dana. 

8. ' Euphias H., b. Oct. 13, 1821, m. Julius G. 

Morse. 

9. • Charles D., b. Nov. i, 1826, m. Wealthy 

Davis. 
2. ' Betsy, b. , m. Peter Selover. 

2. * Mary, b. , m. Job Brown. 

3. 'Israel, b. Mch. 18, 1760, m. May 7, 1786, d. 

he married Mary Ferris, and had : 

I. ^ James, b. Aug. 24, 1788, m. July 14, 1814, d. 

May 7, 1859 ; he married Sabra Lester, b. 

Apl. I, 1795, d. Sept. 6, 1869, and had : 

1. 'James M., b. Sept 30, 1815, m. Jan. 19, 

1842, Nancy Tupper, and had : 

1. 'Seneca T., b. Dec. 16, 1842, d. young. 

2. 'Lina N., b. Apl. 24, 1844. 

3. ' James W., b. Nov. 2, 1845, m. Apl. 
12, 1871, Eliza Clark, and had : 

1. "Benjamin, b. Feb. 17, 1873. 

2. "Fred, b. Feb. 22, 1875. 

4. • Charles H., b. Sept. 13, 1852, m. Feb. 
10, 1874, Sarah B. Wood. 

2. ' Emeline, b. Jan. 8, 181 7, m. Nov. 11, 1835, 

d. Apl. 30, 1843 ; she married James 
Howell, and had : 
I. 'Albert M., b. June , 1839. 
3. 'Marilda, b. July 23, 1819, m. Sept. r, 
1 84 1, Samuel Atwater, b. Mch. 19, 18 14, 
and had : 
1. • Emma, b. June 25, 1847. 



Genealogy. 42 1 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* WiLUAM — * John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i). — * Stephen. 

2. •Jennie, b. July 19, 1854. 

4. 'Sabra A., b. Mch. 25, 1822, d. Aug. 30, 

1828. 

5. 'Daniel L., b. Mch. 31, 1830, m. Mch. 15, 

1854, ist, Jane A. Harris, b. Mch. 19, 
1830, d. May 29, 1857 ; 2d, Caroline 
Harris, b. July 3, 1835, m. Nov. 2, 1859, 
and had : 
I. 'Albert D., b. May 15, 1857. 

2. 'Mary, b. Nov. 25, 1790, m. Daniel Lester. 

3. 'Alfred, b. Apl. 7, 1793, m. Marilda Ferris, and 

had : 

1. 'Orlando, b. 

2. 'Anne, b. 

4. 'Alexander, b. July 7, 1795, m. Feb. 20, 1822, 

d. Aug. 23, 1868 ; he married Harriet Lester, 
b. May 7, 1802, d. May 26, 1882, and had : 

1. 'Gordon L., b. Mch. 4, 1824, m. Nov. 3, 

1859, Deborah Jewitt, b. June 4, 1834, 
and had : 

1. 'Frank L., b. Sept. 22, i860. 
2. ' Josiah J., b. Dec. 7, 1862. 

3. 'Lina M., b. May 7, 1865, d. young. 
4. ' Minnie L., b. Jan. i, 1867. 

2. 'Elias A., b. Jan. 19, 1826, m. Dec. 25, 

1850, Clarinda V. Jennings, b. Jan. 6, 

1827, and had: 

I. ' Mortimer G., b. Oct. 9, 185 1, m. Dec. 

9, 1879, Fanny Snyder, b. Dec. 9, 

1858, and had : 

1. " Alice S., b. Oct. 19, 1880. 

2. " Pearl J., b. Dec. 24, 1884. 

3. " Oscar S., b. Feb. 16, 1887. 

2. ' Mary A., b. Aug. 10, 1853, m. June 

2> 1873, d. Aug. 22, 1879 ; she mar- 
ried William M. Cutler, b. Feb. 22, 
1850, and had : 



422 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — 'John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i). — ' Stephen. 

I. " Clarinda M., b. Aug. 24, 1877. 

3. • Sydney A., b. Mch. 16, 1855. 

4. • Harriet S., b. Aug. 2, i860. 

5. • Henry E., b. Jan. 17, 1862, m. Feb. 

3, 1889, Alice M. Ronse, b. Apl. 10, 
1864. 

3. ' Angeline L., b. Mch. 5, 1828, m. Dec. 21, 

1859, Alpheus Prince, of Clarence, N. Y., 
and had : 

1. • George G., b. Mch. 11, 1862. 

2. • Sydney M., b. Sept. 13, 1864. 

4.  Sidney, b. Jan. 17, 1830, m. July 30, 1867, 

Dolphie Slade, and had : 

1. • Grace, b. 

2. • Charles S., b. 

5. " Maria, b. Jan. 30, 1832, m. Jan. 17, 1855, 

Elnathan Smith, and had : 

1. • Fred E., b. Dec. 20, 1855. 

2. • , b. Sept. 9, 1861. 

6.  Nancy J., b. Aug. 2, 1836, m. Apl. 7, 

1869, Tyler D. Bumham. 

7. ' Mary, b. June 10, 1837, m. Horace Baker, 

and had : 

I. • Frederick M., b. Sept. 15, 1868. 

8. • Alexander, b. Dec. 18, 1841, m. Dec. 8, 

1869, Sarah L. Avery, b. Mch. 10, 1851, 
and had : 

1. • Mabel, b. Dec. 30, 1870. 

2. • Edward, b. Sept. i, 1872. 

3. • Ella, b. July 26, 1874. 

4. • Millie, b. , 1875. 

5. • Worthing, b. 

6. • , b. Sept. 19, 1879. 

5. ^ Israel, b. May 6, 1798, m. Oct. 18, 1836, Susan^ 
dau. of William Mead, b. Dec. 21, 1802 (see 
p. ), and had (Genoa, N. Y.) : 

I. • Mary, d. in infancy. 



Genealogy. 423 

THE JOHN LINK— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William—* John (i) — • Samuel — * Elnathan (i). — * Stephen. 

2. " William A., b. Nov. 13, 1839, d. Feb. 20, 

1844. 

3. • Cordelia A., b. Jan. 2, 1841. 

4. ' Lucian B., b. Jan. 22, 1843, m. Sept. 13, 

1876, Lucy Buck. 

5. • John A., b. Feb. 19, 1845. 

6. ' Mary A., b. Aug. 29, 1849, m. Jan. 6^ 

1874, Ashbel S. Avery, b. Oct. 12, 1849. 

6. ^ Lemuel, b. May 10, 1801, m. Oct. , 1836, d. 

Mch. 12, 1843; he married Tabitha Hurlbut, 

b. May 12, 1813, d. Apl. 14, 1853, and had : 

1. ' Mary E., b. Jan. 27, 1838, d. Feb. 9, 1844. 

2. ' Henry A., b. Apl. i, 1840, d. Feb. 7, 1844. 

3. "Sophia A., b. Sept. 21, 1842, d. Mch. 12, 

1843. 
7. 'Stephen, b. Aug. 12, 1804, m. , 1847, d. 

Apl. 13, 1873; he married, ist, Tabitha (Hurl- 
but) Mead, widow of Lemuel Mead, his 
brother, b. May 12, 1813, d. Apl. 14, 1853; 
2d, Anna Harris, b. June 24, 1825, m. Dec. 
19, 1856, and had : 

1. 'Asaph E., b. Dec. 14, 1847. 

2. • Emma J., b. May 27, 1857, d. Apl. 16, 1859. 

3.  Henry, b. Mch. 20, 1861. 

4. 'Arthur S., b. Mch. 19, 1865. 

8. ' Hiram, b. June 10, 1807, m. Samantha Weaver, 
and had : 

1. ' Samantha, b, , m. Archibald Tim- 

merman, and had : 
I. • Edward, b. 

2.  Stephen, b. 

4. 'Edward, b. May 4, 1764, m. Mch. 15, 1790, d. Oct. 

10, 1820 ; he married Amy Ferris, b. Feb. 15, 

177 1, d. Mch. 2, 1852, and had : 

I. 'Elizabeth, b. Jan. 2, 1792, m. Nov. 14, 1812, 

d. Aug. 27, 1867 ; she married John W. Os- 

burn, b. 24, 1789, d. Aug. 25, 1852, and had : 



424 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich; Conn. 

* William — ^* John (i) — * Samuel — ^ Elnathan (i). — 'Stephen. 

I. 'Mary S., b. Sept. 13, 1813, m. June 6, 
1833, Ira Pew. 

2. 'Sarah J., b. ApL 4, 1815, d. Mch. i, 1832. 

3. 'Theodore, b. Apl. 27, 1817, d. June 4, 

1817. 

4. 'Theodore, b. Aug. 19, 1818, in the Civil 

War. 

5. * Rosanna, b. Jan. 14, 182 1, m. Mch. , 

1835, Ira Pew. 

6. ' Amy, b. July 18, 1823, m. Nov. 2, 1845, 

d. Feb. , 1882; she married Adin Nor- 
ton. 

7. • Robert, b. Aug. 19, 1825, m. , d. 

Sept. , 1880; he married Mary Moshier. 

8. ' Elizabeth, b. Dec. 8, 1827, m. July 5, 1858, 

d. Feb. 22, 1874 ; she married Peter 
Pickett. 

9. 'John W., b. Sept. 8, 1830, m. Feb. 4, 1853, 

d. May 5, 1872; he married Anna Boyer. 

10. 'Agnes, b. May 6, 1833, m. Feb. 20, 1855, 

A. E. Burgess. 

11. • Mary S., b. Oct. 3, 1836, m. Sept. , 1858, 

d. , 1880 ; she married Samuel H. 
Williams, b. Jan. 22, 1822. 

2. 'Edward, b. , 1794. 

3. ''Lucinda, b. , 1796. 

4. ' Esther, b. , 1798. 

5. 'Amy, b. Apl. 21, 1802, m. May 26, 1829, Wil- 

liam King, b. Dec. 16, 1809, and had : 

I. 'John, b. Mch. 28, 1830, , d. July 5, 

i860. 
2. ' Edward M., b. Jan. 28, 1833, m. Nancy 

Boothie. 

3. 'Lucinda M., b. Dec. 11, 1835, m. Robert 

Snow. 

4. ' Clarissa, b. Sept. 10, 1837, m. Theodore 

Rockwell. 



Genealogy. 



425 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH, 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — ' Samuel — * Elnathan (i). — ' Stephen. 

5. •Frances, b. Nov. 10, 1840, m. Wm. Van 

Gelder. 

6. • Cornelia, b. Sept. 14, 1844, d. Nov. 25, 

1866. 

5. • James, b. , m. , and had : 

I. 'Mary, b. ,. m. .William Lawrence, of 

N. Y. City. 
2. ' John W., b. 
had : 
I. •William, b. 



m. Lucinda Wood, and 



2. • Benjamin, b. 

3. • Albert, b. 

4. • Mary J., b. 

5. • Betsy A., b. 

6. • Amos, of Newark, N. J., b. 

had : 

1. ' Harvey, b. 

2. * Gilbert, b. 
3. ' Albert, b. 

4. * Amy, b. 

5. 'Sarah, b. 

7. •Matthias, b. , 

had : 

I. 'William, b. 

2. ' Amy, b. 

3. ' Mark, b. 
4. ' Luther, b. 

5. 'Alfred, b. 

6. ' Orrin, b. 
7. ' Eunice, b. 

30, 1880. 
8. ' Fanny, b. 

8. • Albert W., b. 



m. 



-, and 



m. Anna Lyon, and 



, m. Wilson Green, d. Dec. 



, 1768, m. , d. Dec. , 

1858 ; he married, ist, Naomi Bartlett, b. , 
1778, d. Mch. , 1817 ; 2d, Phebe Eaton, m. 
, 182 , d. f 183 1 ; 3d, Betsy Putnam, re- 
moved to Vermont, and had : 



426 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — • Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Stephen. 

1. 'Mary, b. Mch. 8, 1797, m. Sept. 22, 1819, d. 

Feb. 26, 1874 ; she married Phineas Taft, of 
Collins, N. Y., b. , 1783, d. Sept. , 1865, 
and had : 

1. 'Hannah M., b. June 13, 1820, d. Dec. 31, 

1826. 

2. " Nelson, b. Oct. 17, 1822, m. Abigail Clark. 

3. • Cynthia, b. Mch. 20, 1826, m. Stephen 

Bailey. 
4. 'Albert, b. Oct. 2, 1828, m. Adelaide 

McMaster. 
5. •William H., b. Aug. , 1832. 
6. ' Levi, b. , m. Anna Ballard. 

7. ' Malcolm M., b. June 6, 1838, m. Mary A. 

Potter. 

2. ' Malcolm W., b. Dec. 8, 1798, m. May 6, 1824, 

d. Nov. 14, 1865 ; he married Lura Barnes, b. 

Feb. 25, 1801, removed to Vermont, and 

had : 

I. 'Almira P., b. Feb. 9, 1827, m. Aug. 4, 
1854, Francis G. Raymond, and had : 
I. • Juliette E., b. May 29, 1855. 

2. ' Minerva J., b. Apl. 30, 1831, d. June 13, 

1852. 

3. • Harriet C, b. June 23, 1833, d. Sept. 23, 

1850. 

4. ' Juliette E., b. Apl. 29, 1836, d. Dec. 13, 

1839. 

3. * Hannah, b. Mch. 16, 1800, m. , d. Dec. 6, 

1873 ; she married Stephen Mattison, b. Mch. 
24, 1799, d. Nov. 22, 1864, and had : 

1. 'Deborah, b. Apl. 8, 1826, d. May i, 1826. 

2.  N. Loretta, b. July 16, 1827, m., ist, 

Ethan A. Abbey, 2nd, Chas. G. Damon. 

3. ' Deborah M., b. Aug. 27, 1829, d. Aug. 

29, 1831. 

4. • Mary A., b. Sept. 16, 1832, d. Apl. 3, 1841. 



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Genealogy. 427 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — * John (i) — " Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Stephen. 

5. "B. Jane, b. July i8, 1838, m. Jos. A. 
Lorett. 

4. ^ Edward, b. , 1802, unm., d. Apl. i, 1823. 

5. * Sarah B., b. Aug. 25, 1805, m. , 182 1, Peter 

Cronk, of Vt., and had : 

1. • Mary J., b. Dec. 30, 1822. 

2. 'John S., b. July 23, 1830. 

3.  Albert W., b. May 29, 1836. 

6. * Harriet, b. Oct. 2, 1810, m. Oct. 27, 1829, 

Royal Fisk, of Wis., b. Oct. 20, 1808, and had : 

1.  Prusha M., b. May 17, 1830, m. Comfort 

H. Knapp. 

2. • Phebe E., b. June 22, 1832, m. Geo. 

Bamhart. 

3. • Warren N., b. Feb. 11, 1834, m. Cordelia 

Harris. 

4. 'Sylvanus W., b. Mch. 7, 1836, d. Oct. 12, 

1837. 

5. 'Albert M., b. July 7, 1838, m. Myra C. 

Douglas. 

6. 'Mary L., b. Mch. 28, 1840, m. Newton 

M. Burt. 

7. 'Betsy A., b. Jan. 6, 1842, m. Milton M. 

Burt. 

8. ' Martha J., b. Mch. 12, 1850, m. Samuel 

J. Carpenter. 

9. ' Charles W., b. Nov. 9, 1853, m. Lillian 

Dearborn. 

7. ^ Abram, b. Aug. , 1814, m. , d. ; he 

married Polly Palmer, removed to Wisconsin, 
and had : 

1. 'George, b. , m. Susan Chandler, and 

had : 

I. 'Walter, b. , 1864. 

2. ' Lester, b. , 1874. 

2. ' Harriet, b. , m. Charles Chandler, 

and had : 



428 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — • Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — Stephen. 

1. • Ora, b. 

2. * Ernest, b. 

3. • Moses, b. 

4. • Spencer, b. 

8. ' Olive E., b. , 1825. 

9. 'Albert W., b. ,1827. 
10. ' Urania, b. 

9. • Eunice, b. , 1775, m. Orra Piatt, d. Dec. 19, 

1854. 
10. • William, b. , 1777, m. , d. Apl. 18, 1862 ; he 

married Hannah Holmes, b. , 1781, d. July 21, 

i860, and had : 

1. * Susan, b. Dec. 21, 1802, m. Oct. 18, 1836 ; she 

married Israel Meady b. May 6, 1798, and 
had (see p. 422). 

2. 'Anna, b. Aug. 20, 1804, m. Abraham H. Close, 

and had two children, but both died in in- 

< 

fancy. 
3. ' Mary, b. July 23, 1806, m. May, 1834, Horace 
Meady b. Apl. 9, 1805, d. Dec. 11, 1864, and 
had (see p. 375). 

4, ' William A., of N. Y. City, b. Oct. 29, 1808, 

m. , d. Sept., 1879 ; he married Ann Bar- 
more, b. , d. , and had : 
I. • Emma W., b. 
2. ' William A., b. , d. in infancy. 

3. • Mary C, b. 

4. * Adelaide, b. 

5. • Josephine, b. May 23, 1850, unm., d. July 

17, 1 886. 

6. • Louise, b. 

7. •Frederick W., b. Aug. 21, 1853, d. Feb. 

29, 1888. 

8. • George E., b. Oct. , 1855. 

9. ' Belle, b. 

5. "* Elizabeth, b. June 7, 181 1, m. Jonathan H. 

Green, and had : 



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Genealogy, 429 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich. Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — " Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Stephen. 

1. • Levisa C, b. , d. young. 

2. * Emily A., b. , m. Chas. Swan. 

3. • Lucian M., b. , m. Ida Snyder. 

4. ' Abram C, b. , m. Ella Reed. 

5. • Elizabeth H., b. , m. Edw. W. Sutton. 

6. ' Hannah M., b. , m. Edw. A. Foshay. 

7. • Eleanor, b. , d. young. 

' 8. • Carrie L., b. , m. Harvey Husted. 

9. "Ghierstien, b. , m. Jan, 27, 1879, 

Benj. J. Foshay. 

6. ^ Henry C, b. Apl. i, 1813, m. July 31, 1854, 

Gbierstien Jackson, b. Apl. 4, 1834, d. Feb. 
20, and had : 

I. • John J., b. Mch. 16, 1858, m. July 22, 
1895, Ada Quidor. 

7. ' Benjamin, b. Jan. 16, 1815, m. Elizabeth , 

removed to Missouri, and had two children ; 
one died in infancy. 

8. ^ Lucian, b. Dec. 12, 1816, m. Oct. 10, 1853, 

Mattie Jennings, removed to Pennsylvania, 
and had : 

1. ' Mary S., b. Aug. 17, 1854. 

2. 'James J., b. Mch. 17, 1856. 

3. • John W,, b. , 1858, d. young. 

4. ' Lucian H., b. , i860, d. young. 

5. ' Annie M., b. , 1862, d. young. 

6. •Florence Belle, b. Feb. 9, 1864. 

7. ' Nellie, b. June 12, 1866. 

8. • Mamie, b. June 12, 1866. 

9. •Bertha, b. Oct. 30, 1868. 

10. • Harry, b. Oct. 30, i868, d. young. 

11. • Jessie, b. July 11, 1870, d. young. 

9. ' Hannah C, b. Apl. 14, 1818, m. Sept. 9, 185 1, 

d. Sept 10, x866; she married Brush Knapp, 
b. Jan. 4, 1807, d. June 24, 1895, was his 2d 
wife, and had : 
I. • Sarah L., b. June 8, 1852. 



430 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William — * John (i) — • Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Henry. 

2. • M. Ella, b. July i6, 1856, m. Sept. 9, 1879, 

I St, JEdw. W. Mead^ b. Mch. 2, 1852, d. 
Oct. 6, 1882 (see p. 257), and had no 
children; 2d, Edw. N. Judd, b. June 15, 
1855, m. Apl. 22, 1887. 

3. •Henry B., b. Nov. 19, 1858, d. Aug. 9, 

1870. 

4. ' Cordelia M., b. Mch. 15, i860, m. Wm. 

Scofield, of Stamford, Conn. 

10. * Emily, b. Aug. 9, 1820, unm., d. June 11, 1875. 

11. ' John R., b. May 15, 1822, unm. in Cal. 

12. ^Caroline, b. Apl. it, 1824, m. Feb. 28, 1854, 

Elbert White, of Stamford, Conn., and had : 

1. 'Carrie M., b. Mch. 23, 1855, d. , 1873. 

2. • John E., b. Oct. 22, 1856. 

3. ' William N., b. Dec. 8, 1859. 

13. 'Sarah H., b. Nov. 15, 1826, unm. 

3. 'Henry, b. abt. 1733, m. , d ; he married, 

ist, Elizabeth Denton; 2d, Mary Wood, and had : 
I. 'Henry, b. , 1772. 

2. ' Charlotte, b. Apl. i, 1774, m. Apl. 13, 1793, d- > 

1870 ; she married Josiah Carpenter, b. Feb. 13, 

1768, d. , 1847, and had : 

1. ' Mary, b. Dec. 19, 1793, m. Thomas Cox. 

2. ' Thomas, b. June 4, 1795, m. Phebe Underbill. 

3. * Henry M., b. Dec. 13, 1796, m., ist, Jane 

Buckley ; 2d, Rebecca Underbill. 

4. ' Martha H., b. Dec. 4, 1798, m. Thos. M. Sut- 

ton. 

5. ' Isaac, b. Sept. 24, 1800, m. Abby Sutton. 
6. ' Dorcas, b. July 6, 1802. 

7. 'Artemas M., b. Sept. 17, 1804, m. Rebecca 
Anderson. 

8. ' Charlotte, b. Dec. 29, 1806, d. Apl. 12, 1814. 

9. * Josiah, b. Sept. 3, 1808, d. Sept. 10, 1819. 

10. ' Charles, b. May 26, 1810, m. Charlotte Under- 
bill. 



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Genealogy. 43 ^ 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — * John (i) — • Samuel — * Elnathan — ' Henry. 

11. ^ Sarah W., b. Dec. lo, 1811, m. Elias Barnes. 

12. ^William S., b. July 30, 1814, m. Eliza Lyons. 

13. * Charlotte M., b. June 14, 1816, m. Jos. Car- 

penter. 

14. 'James, b. Sept. 23, 1819, d. Sept. 27, 1835. 

3. ' Martha, b. , m. Dante/ S. Mead^ and had 

(see p. 385). 
4. 'Artemas, b. Oct. 29, 1776, m. Dec. 24, 1808, d. 
Aug. II, 1832; he married Sarah Williams, b. 
Sept. 24, 1782, d. Apl. 10, 1878, and had : 
I. ' Priscilla H., b. June 17, 1813, m. July 11, 1830, 
d. Nov. 17, 1887 ; she married James H. 
Townsend, and had : 
I. 'William J., b. Oct. 7, 1835, d. Mch. 3, 

1837. 

2. 'William H., b. May 13, 1838, d. July 21, 

1853. 

3. • Sarah M., b. Sept. 16, 1840, d. June 26, 

1858. 

4. • Mary E., b. June 12, 1843, d. Dec. 2, 

1848. 

5.  James H., b. July 9, 1847. 

6. • Lillie H., b. Dec. 8, 1850. 

2. ' Margaret B., b. Apl. 3, i8i5,m. Sept. 26, 1832, 
d. Feb. 17, 1889; she married Jacob W. Tripp, 
b. Aug. II, 1808, d. Nov. 7, 1857, and had : 

1. •Priscilla T., b. Aug. 2, 1835, d. Oct. 30, 

1845- 

2. • Margaret B., b. June 28, 1838, d. Jan. 12, 

1848. 

3. "Sarah M., b. Feb. 12, 1843, d. Oct. 29, 

1844. 

4. • Malvina H., b. Mch. 16, 1850, d. Nov. 7, 

1859. 
3. ' Clarissa A., b. Nov. 30, 1816, d. Aug. 23, 1820. 

4. 'James A., b. Mch. 12, 1818, m. Dec. 24, 1843, 

Sarah E. Miller, and had: 



432 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ^"John (i) — * Samuel— * Elnathan (i) — 'Abram. 

1. • Henry A., b. Sept. 27, 1844, m. Aug. 8, 

1869, Louise G. Thompson, and had : 
I. • Eliphalet B., b. May 23, 1870. 

2. • Frederick E., b. July 30, 1851. 

5. 'John W., b. Jan. 22, 1822, m. Mch. , 1841, 

d. May 17, 187 1 ; he married Ann M. Taylor, 
and had : 

1. 'Emma B., b. Feb. 12, 1843, d. June 27, 

1850. 

2. 'John W., b. Jan. 8, 1845. 

3.* James H., b. Mch. 5, 1847, d. May 22, 

1849. 
4. • Frank A., b. Feb. 2, 1850, d. Mch. 25, 

1865. 

6. 'Henry A., b. Aug. 22, 1825, d. Aug. 26, 1826. 

7. 'Henry B., b. Jan. 14, 1828, m. Oct. 7, 1856. 

Martha S. Barkley, and had : 

1. • Mary B., b. Dec. 7, 1859. 

2. • Margaret B., b. July 30, 1864. 

3. • Jane B., b. Nov. 30, 1869. 

5. 'Lavinia, b. , m. Capt. Blakeman, and after 

her death he married Eliza^ dau. of Daniel S. 
Mead (see p. 385). 

6. ' Bythemia, b. 

7. •Priscilla, b. , 1791, m. Oct. 5, 1813, d. Jan. i, 

1862; she married Capt. Munson Hinman, b. May 
5, 1787, d. Mch. 31, 1857 (Bridgeport), and had : 

1. 'Isaac, b. July 18, 1815, d. Jan. 10, 1853. 

2. ' Henry M., b. Dec. 20, 1817, d. Jan. 11, 1846. 

3. ' Elizabeth, b. Apl. 22, 1819, d. July 3, 1873. 

4. ' Lavinia B., b. Aug. 29, 1822, d. June 25, 1825. 

5. 'Munson, b. Mch. 10, 1825. 

6. ' Priscilla, b. Mch. 10, 1825, d. Aug. 12, 1825. 
7. ' Walter E., b. Mch. 14, 1827. 

8. ' Priscilla, b. Feb. 12, 1829, d. Jan. 4, 1830. 
4. ' Abram, b. May 22, 1735, °^- Nov. i, 1753, Ruth Lyon, 
and had : 



Genealogy. 433 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ' John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan — ' Abram. 

1. 'Abram, b. Aug. 26, 1754, killed in Revolurionary 

War. 

2. •Eunice, b. Oct. 9, 1755,03. Jan. 16, 1777, d. ; 

she married, ist, Solomon Mead^ b. 1754, killed in 
Revolutionary War in 1777 (see p. 248), and had 
no children ; 2dy Benjamin Weed, b. July 27, 1750, 
m. May 27, 1779, ^^^ ^^^ • 

1. ^Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24, 1780. 

2. 'Clara, b. Mch. 29, 1783. 

3. 'Ruth, b. July 21, 1785. 

4. 'Lucretia, b. July 22, 1788. 
5. ' Benjamin, b. 

3. 'Esbon, b. Jan. 26, 1757, killed in Revolutionary 

War. 
4. 'Daniel, b. May i, 1758, m. ,d ; he 

married, ist, Lucency Palmer, d. Apl. 20, 181 3 ; 
2d, Mary Doty, and had : 

I. 'Philander, b. Nov. 11, 1785, m. Oct. 25, 1812, 
d. Sept. 23, 1853 ; he married Sophia^ dau. of 
Titus Mead, b. Sept. i, 1791, d. Sept. 27, 
1843 (see p. 292), and had : 

1. 'Son, d. in infancy. 

2. 'Philander, b. Apl. 20, 1815, m. Mch. 5, 

1862, ist, Addie P. Ludlow, b. Mch. 29, 
1831, d. Apl. 14, 1864 ; 2d, Sarah Shave, 
b. July 23, 1834, m. Apl. 29, 1866, and 
had : 
I. • Hattie, b. Mch. 2, 1864. 

3. 'Sophia A., b. Feb. 26, 1817, m. Aug. 20, 

1845, J. C. A. Hobby, b. Aug. 20, 181 1. 
d. Aug 22, 1850, and had : 

1. 'Daughter, d. in infancy. 

2. • Cicero M., b. Oct. 16, 1848, m. June 

14, 1874, Mary L. Parker, b. June 

13, 1847- 

4. 'Nelson, b. May i, 1819 (Cayuga County, 

N. Y.). 



434 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
'William — "John (i) — "Samuel — *Elnathan (i) — *Abram. 

5. 'Edward B., b. Sept. 22, 1823, m. Oct. 12, 

185 1, Frances M. Helm, b. Feb. 6, 1834, 
and had : 

1. 'Frank E., b. Oct. 22, 1853, m. July 4, 

1872, I^ttie A. Crippen, b. June 7, 

1854. 

2. 'Fred B., b. Aug. 8, 1855, d. young. 

3. • Fanny S., b. Jan. 13, 1859. 

4. 'Titus, b. Feb. 28, 1870. 

6. 'Charlotte H., b. July 2, 1826, m. John G. 

Stevens, b. Nov. 15, 1828. 
2. 'Daniel L., b. July i, 1788, m. Nov. 14, 1811, 
d. Nov. 20, 1865 ; he married, ist, Priscilla 
Perry, b. Nov. 16, 1792, d. Aug. 21, 1836 ; 
2d, Rachel Quimby, m. , 1840, and had : 

I. 'William D., b. June 27, 18 13, m. Sept. 28, 

1846, Jane Sawyer, b. Sept. 14, 1828, and 

had : 

1. • Sarah A., b. Aug. 30, 1847, m. Aug. 

17, 1869, James F. Deuel, b. Aug. 2, 
1843, and had : 

1. "Joseph W., b. Mch. 28, 1870. 

2. "John D., b. Mch. 8, 1872. 

3. "Frank F., b. Aug. 18, 1875. 

4. "Jennie K., b. Oct. 17, 1876. 

5. " S. Priscilla M., b. May 30, 1880. 

6. "William C, b. Aug. 18, 1881. 

2. • Warren E., b. Aug. 3, 1849, m. Apl. 

20, 1872, Arvilla Woodward, b. Oct. 

16, 185 1, and had : 

1. "Arvilla P., b. Mch. i, 1873. 

2. "Clara E., b. Mch. 26, 1875. 

3. "N. Franklin, b. Mch. 25, 1877. 

4. "Jesse E., b. Aug. 29, 1880. 

5. "George W., b. Sept. 3, 1885. 

3. • Priscilla E., b. July 20, 1852, m. July 

26, 187 1, Wm. W. Cowan, b. Sept. 

17, 1853, and had : 



Genealogy. 435 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William —  John (i) — • Samuel — * Elnathan (i)— * Abram. 

1. " Frank L., b. Apl. 25, 1873. 

2. "Kate M., b. Mch. 27, 1875. 

3. "Emma, b. Feb. 14, 1881. 

4. 'Ella, b. Aug. 12, 1854, d. Mch. 17^ 

i860. 

5. 'Jennie A., b. Feb. 4, 1857, m. Nov. 

11, 1874, Byron A. Tobey, b. Oct. 
20, 185 1, and had : 

1. "Gilford A., b. July 17, 1877. 

2. "Nellie E., b. Feb. 16, 1880. 

6. •William D., b. Apl. 2, i860, m. Sept. 

26, 1884, Libbie Moshier. 

7. 'Charles C, b. Apl. 13, 1865. 

2. 'David P., b. Aug. 28, 1815, m. Sept. 4^ 

1843, Mary P. Green, b. Aug. 21, 1820^ 
removed to Candor, N. Y., and had : 
I. ' Howard J., b. Mch. 9, 1848, m. Oct. 

19, 187 1, Electa J. Gardiner, b. Dec. 

23, 1848. 

2. 'John G., b. Mch. 13, 1850, m. Apl. 

12, 187 1, Susan Holmes, b. July 21, 
1848, and had : 

1. "Bertha A., b. May 6, 1872. 

2. "Raymond H., b. Dec. 24, 1875. 

3. " Kathrine G., b. Sept. 24, 1882. 

3. ' Emma K., b. Jan. 23, 1857, m. Martin 

E. Wilsey, of Homellsville, N. Y., 

and had : 

I. "Helen A., b. Mch. 24, 1880. 

3. • Daniel L., b. Jan. 23, 1818, d. July 10^ 

1840. 

4. ' Priscilla, b. July 14, 1820, m. Aug. i^ 

1843, Rev. L. Dennis Tryon, of Hones- 
dale, N. Y., b. Nov. 2, 1817, d. Sept. 27, 
1876, and had : 

I. ' George H., b. Nov. 26, 1844, m. June 
, 1875, Adelaide Hathaway, b. 
Mch. , 1856. 



436 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAUMEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — "John (i) — " Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — ' Abram. 

2. • Mary E., b. Jan. 9, 1848, m. Oct. 26, 

1874, H. T. Mouner. 

3. 'Mead, b. June 10, 1851. 

5. • Benjamin F., of Slaterville, N. Y., b. July 

7, 1823. 

6. 'Joseph W., of Adamsville, Ohio, b. Jan. 

17, 1826. 

7. 'Ezra S., b. Sept. 18, 1828, m. Oct. 3, 1852, 

Augusta Wilcox, of Addison, N. Y., b. 
May 30, 1832, and had : 

1. ' Hattie, b. Sept. 24, 1854. 

2. * Clarabel, b. Dec. 19, 1861, m. Jan. 20, 

1886, Frederick A. Darrin, b. May 
19, 1863. 

8. 'George M., b. June 20, 1830, m. Feb. 22, 

1872, d. Apl. 28, 1875; he married Ra- 
chel A. Thomas, b. , 1852, and had: 

1. • Clara P., b. Nov. 25, 1872, d. young. 

2. • Daniel L., b. Feb, 18, 1874. 

9. 'Charles C, b. Nov. 11, 1833, m. Aug 4, 

1863, d. Oct. 24, 1885; he married Isa- 
bel Coale, b. May 11, 1829, and had : 

1. • Charles C, b. July 11, 1866. 

2. • Mary J., b. Nov. 29, 1869. 

10. ' Elizabeth, b. , d. , 1856. 

11. ' Caroline F., b. Jan. i, 1842, m. Jan. 9, 

1869, Matthew Bull, of Homellsville, N. 
Y., b. Feb. 2, 1818, and had : 

1. • Franklin M., b. Dec. 31, 1869. 

2. ' Loraine M., b. Nov. 20, 1873. 

12. • Luraney M., b. Oct. 16, 1846, m. Oct. 23, 

1872, d. Aug. 27, 1873; she married 
Theodore D. Tryon, b. Aug. 27, 1847. 

13. ' Mary E., b. July 9, 1849, m. Feb. 7, 

1869, Charles H. Deuel, of Slaterville, 
N. Y., b. July 23, 1839, and had: 

1. 'Sally, b. Feb. 17, 1870. 

2. • Daniel M., b. Oct. 20, 1872. 



Genealogy. 437 

THE JOHN LINE.—SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ^ John (i)— ' Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — '^ Abram. 

3. ^ Esbon H., b. Nov. 19, 1790, , d. Sept. 2, 

1870; he married Julia A. Ferris, d. June 5, 
185 1, and had : 

1. "Selem, b. ; m. Mch. i, 1871, Almira 

Cold. 

2. ' Luther F., b. , 1831, m. Mch. 18, i860, 

d. Feb. 19, 187 1 ; he married Jane Palmer, 
and had : 

1. • Jeneva, b. 

2. • Mary, b. 

3. • Grace, b. 

3. 'Sally A., b. Apl. i, 1836, m. Daniel 

Wallace. 

4. * Daniel J., b. , d. Feb. 12, 1854. 

5. • Phebe A., b. , m. ist, Sanford Fish ; 

2d, Winslow Fish. 

6. ' Solomon L., b. 

4. 'Anna, b. Apl. i, 1793, d. Nov. 25, 1809. 

5. ' Helim, b. Dec. 6, 1794, m. Charlotte Walters; 

she d. Dec. 28, 1866. 

6. ' Solomon, b. 

7. ' Denham, b. Sept. 11, 1798, m. Amelia Dickin- 

son, and had: 

1. " Alonzo A., b. Feb. 6, 1832, m. Cynthia 

Knapp, and had: 
I. • Myron, b. 

2. 'Henry, b. Aug. 13, 1835, m. Sept. , 

1865, Charlotte Sanders. 

3. • Helen A., b. Jan. 22, 1840, m. Walter 

Whipple. 
4. 'Harlen H., b. Jan. 22, 1840, m. Laura 
Fish. 

5. 'Josephine, b. May 10, 1843, m. Sept. 2, 

1866, Benj. C. Brown, and had : 

I. • William, of Warren County, N. Y.,b. 

6. 'Joel A., b. May 23, 1848, d. young. 

8. * Cortez, b. , 1800. 



438 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

New York State. 
' William — 'John (i) — 'Samuel — *Elnathan (i) — * Abram. 

9. ^Lucaney, b. Dec. 29, 1803, m. June 10, 1827, 

Luther C. Ferris, and had: 
I. 'Franklin, b. May 12, 1828, m. Mary 
Smith. 

2. 'Anna, b. , m. John Pickins. 

3. ' Luther J., b. July 10, 1846. 

10. ' Darwin, b. , d. young. 

11. 'Hanmir, b. Oct. 16, 181 6. 

5. 'Jonathan, b. Nov. 25, 1759, d. young. 

6. • Enos, b. May 3, 1761, m. , 1783, d. Sept. 6, 

1837; he married Prudence Anderson, b. , 

1762, d. June 6, 1847, removed to West Union, 

Steuben County, N. Y., and had: 

I. * Abram, b. , 1784, m. Apl. , 1803, d. 

Jan. 24, 1813 ; he married Rctchely dau. of 
Jasper Mead, b. July 25, 1785 (see p. 193), and 
had: 

1. ' Sally A., b. June 20, 1807, d. young. 

2. ' Sally M., b. July 8, 1809, d. young. 

3. 'Rebecca A., b. July 4, 181 1, m. Feb. 11, 

1844, d. June 16, 1849 ; she married 

Lake, of Iowa, and had : 

I. • George W., b. Apl. 18, 1847, m. 
Emma E. Ketchum. 
4. ' Lainsford W., b. Oct. 22, 1813, d. young. 

5. 'William A., b. Sept. 20, 1815, d. Apl. 8, 

1885, m. in Iowa. 

6. 'Hardy, b. June 10, 1817, m. Jan. 3, 1843, 

d. , 1878 ; he married , and 

had : 

1. • Florianna, b. , m. Ben- 

jamin. 

2. • Charles, b. 

3. • Frederick, b. 

7. ' George W., b. Mch. 22, 1820, m. Apl. 27, 

1845, d. Feb. 17, 1863; he married , 

and had : 



Genealogy. 439 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

New York State. 
* WiLLV^M — • John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — *Abram. 

1. • Nancy J., b. (Iowa). 

2. * Homer, b. (Kansas). 

3. • George, b. (Iowa). 

8.* Eliza A., b. Apl. 22, 1822, m. June 9, 
1858, Allen Haymaker, b. Feb. i, 1812, 
and had : 

1. 'Frank M., b. Nov. 14, i860. 

2. • Fred. L., b. Aug. 29, 1862. 

9. 'Jasper N., b. Sept. 14, 1826, m. Jan. 4, 
1^53) d* Mch. 29, 1886 ; he married 



10. 'Harriet W., b. Sept. 9, 1828, m. Feb. 4, 
1858, Mickleheer, of Kansas. 

2. ^ Isaac, b. Sept. 9, 1787, m. May 31, l8i2, d. 

Oct. I, 1865 ; he married, ist, Ellen Heacock, 
b. Mch. 24, 1796, d. June 17, 1819 ; 2d, Mary 
A. Baldwin, b. Mch. 30, 1801, m. Dec. 11, 
182 1, d. Jan. 10, 1835, and had : 

1. 'Eleanor B., b. Nov. 11, 1822, d. Aug. 27, 

1823. 

2. 'Alfred, b. Aug. 9, 1824, d. Aug. 26, 

1836. 

3. 'Elma, b. Sept. 7, 1826, , d. Oct. 15, 

1856. 

4. 'Ira, b. Oct. 12, 1828, m. Sept. 5, i860, 

Eleanor Brady, b. Apl. i, 1839, and 
had : 

1. • Nettie E., b. June 23, 1861, m. Feb. 

23, 1881, David Coleman, b. June 

24, 185 1, and had : 

I. " Carrie M., b. June 28, 1883. 

2. • Emma L., b. Oct. 7, 1864. 

3. 'Ida, b. Jan. 16, 1867. 

4. • Ira A., b. May 8, 1873. 

3. ^Israel, b. , m. Aug. 18, 1811, d. ; 

he married Saify, dau. of Jasper Mead, b. 
Aug. 14, 1792 (see p. 194), and had : 



440 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

New York State. 
 William — * John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — *Abram. 

1. • Abram T., of Tyrone, N. Y., b. 

2. •Fanny E., b. , m. Vander- 

hoof. 

3. • Sarah, b. , m. Alexander. 

4. • Eliza A., b. , m. Boorum. 

5. * Norman H., b. 

6. 'George W., of Tompkins County, N. Y., 

b. ; he married ^ and had : 

1. • Nancy J., b. 

2. • Homer, b. 

3. • George, b. 

7. • Almira C, b. 

8. • Sophia, b. , m. Pierce. 

4. * Enos, of Tyrone, N. Y., b. , m. Phy- 

linda Shepard, and had no children. 
5. ' Zebulon, b. , d. young. 

6. ^ Hannah, b. , m. Jan. 24, 181 3, d. ; 

she married Brush Mead^ b. Oct. 11, 1787, and 
had (see p. 193). 

7. ' Sanford, b. , m. Anna Evarts, and had : 

1. 'Susanna, b. , m. Dewitt Anderson, 

of Flint, Mich., and had : 

1. • Mariette, b. 

2. • Harley, b. 

3. • Geary, b. 

4. • Dewitt, b. 

2. ' Harley, b. , m. Elizabeth Hardee, 

and had : 

1. • Dietta, b. 

2. • Wesley, b. 

3. • Alvin T., b. May 4, 1825, m. Nov. 22, 

1849, Nancy WyckoflF, of Fenton, Mich. 

4.  Horace, b. , m. Rachel , and 

had : 

I. • Clinton, b. 

5. ' James, b. , m. ist, Christina Backus; 

2d, Rachel Backus. 



Genealogy. 44^ 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

New York State. 
' William — * John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Abram. 

6. • Clarissa, b. , m. Miller. 

7. • Sanford, b. July 25, 1835, m. Sept. 23, 

1856, Alvira Pingry, b. Feb. 21, 1838, and 
had : 

1. • Ward B., b. Mch. 18, 1858. 

2. 'May B., b. Aug. 2, 1866. 

8. ^ Clarissa, b. , m. Ira Mills, and 

had : 

1. • Fanny, b. 

2. ' Prudence, b. , m. Alonzo Stiles. 

3. • Elma, of Horican, Wis., b. 

4. • Caroline, b. 

9. ' Alvin, b. Jan. 5, 1803, m. , 1823, d. Dec. 

25, 188 1 ; he married Sally A. Kruzen, b. Jan. 

I, 1806, and had : 

I. 'Sarah J., b. Sept. 2, 1824, m. June 30, 

1846, William T. Laine, b. Mch. 27, 1825, 

and had : 

1, • Homer K., b. June 7, 1847. 

2. 'Mary, b. Jan. 18, 1851. 
3. ' Frances, b. Aug. 4, 1852. 
4. ' Helen, b. Dec. 4, 1854. 
5. 'George, b. Oct. 2, 1856. 

6. ' Wilbur F., b. Apl. 3, 1858. 

7. 'Charles, b. Dec. 21, 1863. 
2. 'Phylinda, b. Sept. i, 1826, m. Oct. 30, 

1848, Humphrey Conrad, b. Aug. 26, 

182 1, d. Sept. 23, 1864, and had : 

I. ' Nellie J., b. Sept. 11, 1856. 

2. ' Fred W., b. Aug. 20, i860. 
3. 'Susan, b. Dec. 27, 1828, m. July , 1846, 

Peter Van Sickle, b. Apl. 15, 1825, d. 

Dec. 8, 1878, and had : 

1. 'Ellen, b. Jan. 18, 1848.. 

2. 'Sarah A., b. Dec. 27, 1851. 

3. ' Ettie, b. Nov. 26, 1856, d. Mch. 5, 

1864. 



442 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

New York State. 
' William — * John (i) — • Samuel — * Elnathan ( i) — ' Abram. 

4. 'Purdy A., b. Dec. 10, 1830, m. Apl. 9, 

1865, d. Mch. 4^ 1882 ; he married 
Jemima Pease, b. May 20, 1843, and had : 

1. • Alvin R., b. Dec. 8, 1873. 

2. • Harriet B., b. Mch. 2, 1878. 

5. 'Enos, b. Mch. 15, 1838, m. Sept. 10, 1878, 

ist, Frances M. Frost, 2d, Mary Mallory, 
and had : 

1. • Maud, b. July 26, 1879. 

2. * Blanche, b. May 2, 1881. 

6. * Harriet, b. Jan. 5, 1841, m. Apl. 21, 1864, 

Justus Robinson, b. Mch. 20, 1835, and 

had : 

I. 'Grace M., b. May 7, 1879. 

7. 'Wilbur F., b. Nov. i, 1844, m. Sept 10, 

1874, Julia Pease, b. Nov. 23, 1854, and 

had : 

X. • Frank G., b. Aug. 11, 1875. 

10. ' Prudence, b. Nov. 29, 1804, m. July 12, 1825, 

John Kruzen, b. Nov. 8, 1804, d. Feb. i, 

1880 (Stannard's Comers, N. Y.), and had : 

I. 'Margaret A., b. June 16, 1826, m. Wm. 

Arnold. 

2. • Loretta J., b. July 27, 1828, m. James 

Leach. 

3. 'Francis, b. June 10, 1830, m. Mary Clark. 

4. ' Matilda, b. Feb. 13, 1855, m. David B. 

Fox. 
5. 'Edward, b. Jan. 28, 1835, d. July 17, 
1852. 

6. ' Isaac A., b. Mch. 18, 1837, m. Delilah 

Wilcox. 

7. ' Loiza, b. Aug. 22, 1839, m. Ward Burrow. 
8. ' Cordelia, b. Feb. 18, 1842, m. Norman 

Chapman. 
9. 'Joseph G., b. Sept. 18, 1844, d. Feb. 5, 
1864. 



Genealogy. 443 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

New York State. 

' William — ' John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — ' Abram. 

II. ^ Margaret A., b. June ii, 1807, m. Oct. 7, 
1842 ; James Moore, b. Oct. 29, 1805, d. July 
II, 1883, and had : 

1. * Clarissa, b. May 2, 1843, d. June 10, 1843. 

2. • James C, of Homellsville, N. Y., b. Sept. 

24, 1846, m. K. B. Whiting. 

3. "Mary L., b. Nov. 20, 1848, m. Abner M. 

Wallace. 

4. "Cornelia, b. Dec. 22, 185 1, d. Dec. 10, 

1862. 
7. "Lemuel (Dr.), b. Apl. i, 1763, m. June 24, 1802, 
d. Jan. 28, 1826 ; he married Jerusha Pool, b. 

, 1782, d. Aug. 17, i860, and had : 
I. 'William H., of Wyoming County, N. Y., b. 
Apl. 23, 1804, m. Dec. 10, 1829, d. Mch. 17, 
1879, he married Charity A, dau. of Andrew 
B. Mead, b. Jan. 18, 1802 (see3..i96), and 
had : 

1. "Christia A., b. Mch. 16, 1831, m. Jan. 5, 

1850, William Heath, of Gainesville, N. 
Y., b. Jan. 20, 1827, and had : 
I. "Laura A., b. Apl. 29, 185 1, m. Oct. 
30, 1872, Walter Wiseman. 

2. "Sarah A., b. Jan. 14, 1833, m. July i, 

1850, Rufus Lock wood, b. Aug. 23, 1828 
(Mich), and had : 

1. "Charles, b. Aug. 10, 185 1. 

2. "Ida, b. Mch. 2, 1853. 

3. • Mary, b. Oct. 29, 1854. 

4. "Meda, b. Jan. 14, 1857. 

5. " William, b. June 24, 1858. 

3. "Jerusha, b. May 16, 1836, m. May i, 1856, 

I St, Andrew Foster ; 2d, Willard Cham- 
pion, of Wyoming County, N. Y., and 
had : 

I. " Hansy J., b. 
2. " Sarah H., b. 



444 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

New York State. 
* William — • John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — • Abram. 

3. • William, b. 

4. • Hilie, b. 

4. •Charles, b. Oct. 9, 1836, m. Jan. 20, 1865, 

d. Oct. 3, 1880 ; he married Lorinne 
Leggett, of Coldwater, Mich. 

5. "Hansy, b. Dec. 10, 1839, m. May i, 1879, 

Childs Johnson, of Wyoming County, N. 
Y. 
6. ' Laura, b. May 20, 1840, d. Apl. 10, 1844. 

2. ' John P., of Wyoming County, N. Y., b. Mch. 

12, 1806, m. June 30, 1831, d. Sept 2, 1871 ; 
he married Phebe Ferris, and had : 

1. • William J., b. 

2. "George W., b. 

3. ' Milford, b. 

4. • Mary, b. 

5. 'John, of Wethersfield, N. Y., b. 

6. • Lemuel, b. 

7.  Martha A., b. , d. young. 

8. • Martha, b. 

3. ^Charles A., b. Jan. 30, 1808, m. Dec. 30, 1834, 

d. Aug. 25, 1880 ; he married Clarissa Lake, 
and had : 

1. ' William L., of Wyoming County, N. Y., b. 

2. ' Eleanor, b. , m. Bird Catlin. 

3. • Horace F., of Warsaw, N. Y., b. 

4. ^ George W., b. Oct. 10, 1809, d. Jan, 14, 1828. 

5. ^Abraham, b. Dec. 8, 1811, d. Mch. 26, 1812. 

6. 'Phebe A., b. Oct. 17, 1815, d. Jan. 16, 1816. 

7. ' Eliza A., b. Mch. 31, 1817, m. Aug. 25, 1833, 

I St, Philander Lake, b. Apl. 17, 1807, d. Apl. 
16, 1852 ; 2d, J. Edwin Pierce, b. Apl. 18, 
1832, m. Apl. 22, 1855. 

8. ' Horace H., b. Jan. 27, 1820, m. Dec. 28, 1846, 

Ruby Lockwood, b. Dec. 13, 1824, and had : 
I. • Helen, b. Oct. 30, 1850, m. Aug. 2, 1873, 

Elon G. Goodell, of Gainesville, N. Y., b. 

June 7, 1847. 



Genealogy. 445 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

' William — • John (i) — * Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Abram. 

2. • Homer S., b. Apl. 28, 1856, m. Mch. 23, 

1 88 1, Albert! Higgins, of Gainesville, N. 
Y., b. Nov. 8, i860, and had : 

1. • Floyd H., b. May 19, 1885. 

3. 'Frank A., b. Aug. 20, 1861, m. Dec. 5, 

1883, Mary E. Foote, b. June 9, 1866. 

8. • Ruth, b. Jan. 21, 1765, m. , d. Nov. 17, 1842 ; 

she married Major Brown, of Round Hill, Conn., 
b. Nov. , 1758, d. Sept. 8, 1847, ^^d had : 

1. * Ruth, b. , 1785, d. May 16, 1859. 

2. * Major, b. , 1787, d. 

3. ^ Sophia, b. , 1790, d. Oct. 23, 1835. 
4. ' Deborah, b. , 1792, d. 

5. ' Abram, b. , 1795, d- 

6. ' Samuel, b. , 1797, d. 

7. ^ Isaac, b. , 1799, d. May 24, 1829. 

8. ^ Sarah, b. , 1801, d. Nov. 20, 1868. 

9. ^William E., b. , 1802, d. June 9, 1832. 

10. ' Electa, b. , 1804, m. Benj. Husted. 

11. ' Mary, b. , 1806, d. Dec. 19, 1827. 

9. * Job, b. , m. , 1796, d. ; he married 

Elsie^ dau. of Zacheus Mead, b. Oct. 21, 1780 (see 
p. 454), and had : 

1. ^Zacheus, b. Jan. 2, 1798, m. Sept. 6, 1842, d. 

Mch. 3, 1872 ; he married Laura^ dau. of 
Nehemiah Mead, b. Aug. i, 1804 (see p. 416), 
and had : 

I. ' Hannah, b. Aug. 23, 1843, unm., d. Apl. 
28, 1882. 

2. ^ Abram, b. July 6, 1801, m. Mch. 8, 1849, d. 

Jan. 22, 1866 ; he married Abby J. Silleck, 

and had : 

I. 'Henry C, b. July 3, 1850, m. Nov. 13, 
1872, Isabella Laforge, and had : 
I. ' Edith A., b. May 2, 1873, ^' young. 

2. * Seguin L., b. Dec. , 1875, d. young. 

3. • Grace M., b. , 1889, d. young. 



446 The Mead Family. 



THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William — ^* John (i) — 'Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Abram. 

2. 'Elsie, b. Mch. 14, 1852, m. Mch. 19, 1873, 

Abram Close. 

3. • Samuel, b. Sept. 4, 1853. 

4. • Emeline, b. Oct. 27, 1856. 

5. • Abraham L., b. Oct. 28, 1858, m. ; 

I St, Mary E. Wishart, of North Castle, 
N. Y., b. , d. ; 2d, Martha 

Worden, of North Castle, N. Y., b. , 

m. , and had by his ist wife : 

1. • Elmer, b. 

2. • Henry, b. 
By his 2d wife : 

3. • Lillian, b. 

4. • Grace, b. 

6. • William E., of Five Mile River, Conn., b. 

Sept. 4, 1862. 

7. • Frederick B., of Five Mile River, Conn., 

b. Jan. 5, 1865. 

3. * Amanda L., b. Feb. , 1800, unm. 

4. * Emeline, b. 

5. ' Eliza W., b. Feb. 9, 1806, m. Nov. 17, 1840, d. 

Feb. 15, 1847 J s^^ married Isaac Lyon^ b. 
May 12, 1795, d- July 30, 1873 (see p. 255), 
and had : 

1. ' Edwin, b. Feb. 21, 1842, m. Nov. 22, 
1871, d. July 12, 1892 ; he married Mary A,^ 
dau. of Chas. H. Seaman (see p. 394), b. Jan. 

2. ' Sylvester, b. May 24, 1843, m. Sarah 

Collins. 

3. • Oliver M., b. Feb. 5, 1845, d. May 15, 

1846. 
10. ' Manoah, b. , m. Jan. 19, 1803, d. ; 

he married Electa, dau. of Jonah Mead, b. Aug. 
30, 1782, d. Jan. 5, 1855 (see p. 279), and 
had : 
I. * Mary H., b. , unm., d. May 3, 1891. 



Genealogy. 447 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — ' Samuel — * Elnathan (i)— * Abram. 

2. "^ Ophelia M., b. , m. , d. Mch. 3, 

1873 ; she married Essex Ridley Livingston, 
b. yd. , 1S70, and had : 

1. ' Susan, b. , m. Chas. E. Emery ; he 

d. June I, 1898. 

2. * Maria, b. , m. May , i860, d. 

Oct. 14, 1880 ; she married Rev. Erastus 
Seymour, b. , 1829, d. Apl. 13, 

1890. 

3. • M. Mead, b. , m. Mch. 15, 1865, d. 

Nov. 14, 1877 ; he married Adelaide C, 
dau. of Rev. Darius Mead, and had (see 

p. 447) : 
II. * Zebulon, b. , m. , d. ; he mar- 

ried Pena Marshall, and had : 

1. * Isaac, b. 

2. ^ Eliza, b. , m. James Babitt. 

3. * Sally, b. , m. Issac Moshier. 

12. ' Isaac, b. , m. , d. ; he married 

Polly^ dau. of Joshua Mead, b. Apl. 30, 1781 (see 
p. 377), and had : 

1. ' Darius (Rev.), b. Feb. 28, 1807, m. May , 

1832, d. Apl. 30, 1885 ; he married Emily 
Goodrich, b. Nov. 13, 1805, d. Nov. , 1849, 
and had : 

1. • Samuel G., b. 

2. • Emily, b. , m. C. H. Babcock. 

3. • Adelaide C, b. , m. Mch. 15, 1865, 

M, Mead Livingsian ; he d. Nov. 14, 
1877 (see p. 447), and had : 

1. • Mary A., d. young. 

2. ' Susie, d. young. 

3. • Maud I., d. young. 

4. • Frederick M., b. May 22, 1873. 

5. • William, b. Mch. 7, 1875. 

4. • Helen b. , m. L. Warner. 

2. ^ Julia A., b. 



448 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
^William — ^•John (i) — 'Samuel — * Elnathan (i) — * Deborah. 

3. * Lucinda, b. , m. Benj. Reynolds, and 

had : 

1. ' Isaac M., b. 

2. • Julia A., b. 

3. • Mary E., b. 

13. * Jotham, b. , m. Elizabeth Brown, and had 

1. ' Sophia, b. , m. Hyde. 

2. ^ Ruth, b. , tn. Wm. Page, and had : 

1.  Sheldon, b. 

2. • William H., b. 

3. • Elizabeth, b. , m. Wesley Walcott. 

4. * Charlotte, b. , m. ist, Luther Light- 

hall ; 2d, Bradley, of Watertown, 

N. Y. 
3. 'Betsy, b. , m. July 3, 1813, d. ; 

she married Augustus Mead^ b. Dec. 31, 
1788, d. May 16, 1835, and had (see p. 295) : 

4. ' Samuel, b. 

5. * Charlotte, b. , m. Munson Doolittle, and 

had: 

1. ' Angenette, b. , m. Nehemiah Parks, 

of Warsaw, N. Y. 

2. 'Betsy, b. , m. Noble Morris, of 

Warsaw, N. Y. 

5. 'Deborah, b. , m. ist, Samuel Close; 2d, 

Smith, and had : 

1. 'Samuel, b. 

2. 'Elnathan, b.' 

3. • Henry M., b. 

4. 'Benjamin, b. 

5. 'Jonathan, b. 

6. ' Daniel, b. 

7. ' Hannah, b. Mch. 14, 1756, m. Nov. 19, 1777, d. 

Nov. 5, 1824; she married Peter Mead^ b. Jan. 
14, 1755, d. Dec. 20, 1832, and had (see p. 449) : 

8. • Deborah, b. , 1759, m. Jan. 13, 1780, d ; 

she married Zacheus Mead^ b. Dec. 30, 1759, d. 
, and had (see p. 454) : 



Genealogy. 449 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
' William —  John (i) — ' Samuel — * Peter (i) — • Peter (2). 

6. * Eunice, b. , m. Peter Husted, and had : 

1. "Eunice, b. , 1785, m. Benj. Green, d. Mch. 

15, 1876. 

2. • Caleb, b. , m. Mary Grigg, 

3. • Cynthia, b. , m. Squire Hobby. 

3. * Peter, b. Oct. 2, 1700, m. July 29, 1744, d. ; he mar- 

ried Hannah^ dau. of Benj. Mead, b. 1726 (see p. 416), 
and had : 

1. * Hannah, b. Apl. 9, 1745, m. Isaac Darrow. 

2. *Mary, b. Apl. 23, 1747, m. Dec. 31, 1767, d. ; she 

married Daniel Boughton, b. Oct. 24, 1740, d. Feb. 12, 
1 82 1, and had : 

1. 'Hannah, b. Dec. 18, 1768. 

2. • Polly, b. Dec. 3, 1770, d. Mch. 25, 1785. 

3. • Dorcas, b. June 20, 1773. 

4. 'Daniel, b. Mch. 16, 1779 (Missouri). 

5. • Jared, b. Feb. 11, 1781. 

6. 'Aaron, b. Aug. 10, 1783, m. Anna Keeler. 

7. • Hannah, b. Oct. 21, 1785. 

8. • Peter M., b. Sept. 15, 1787. 

3. 'Rachel, b. Sept. 23, 1752, m. Sept. 17, 1772, d. Nov. 17, 

1773 ; she married ^onah Mead, b. Dec. 3, 1748, d. 
Feb. 21, 1827, and had (see p. 278) : 

4. 'Peter, b. Jan. 14, 1755, m. Nov. 19, 1777, d. Dec. 20, 

1832 ; he married Hannah, dau. of Samuel Close, b. 

Mch. 14, 1756, d. Nov. 5, 1824 (see p. 448), and had : 

I. 'Mary, b. Aug. 17, 1778, m. Mch. 29, 1797, d. Dec. 
6, 187 1 ; she married yoshua Mead^ b. Apl. 3, 
1774, d. Nov. 9, 1852, and had (see p. 375) : 

2. ' Peter, b. Dec. 25, 1780, m. Nov. 15, 1803, d. Mch. 
5, 1856 ; he married, ist, Alice, dau. of John 
Mead (5), d. Jan. 16, 1826 (see p. 186) ; 2d, Row- 
ena ^ and had : 

1. ' Mary, b. , 1805, d. , 1828. 

2. 'Norman, b. , 1807, removed to Virginia. 

3. 'James, b. , 1809. 

a9 



450 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
■William — 'John (i) — 'Samuel — * Peter (i) — 'Peter (2). 

4. * Peter T., b. , 1811. 

5. ^ Edward B., b. Nov. 13, 1813, m. May 29, 

1837, Priscilla Van Scoy, b. May 18, 1820 
(Mich.), and had : 

1. 'George N., b. Apl. 16, 1839, n^- Oct. 21, 

1865, Mary Hammond, b. Mch. 10, 1830, 
and had : 

I. • Melvin G., b. Jan. 28, 1874. 

2. 'Alice, b. Dec. 25, 1847, "i. Oct. 11, 1866, 

James Snodgrass, b. Sept. 18, 1841, and 
had : 

1. ' Eva D., b. Apl. 3, 1868. 

2. • John E., b. July 11, 1870. 

3. 'Ida A., b. Aug. 9, 1872. 

6. ' Francis, b. , 1815, m. 

7. ^ David, b. , 1817, d. 1819. 

8. ^ Varney P., b. Sept. 11, 1819, m. Apl. 8, 1840, 

d. Nov. 7, 1872 ; he married Experience 
Sanders, b. Aug. 4, 1822, removed to Michi- 
gan, and had : 

1. 'Hiram F., b. Dec. 29, 1840, m. Jan. 13, 

1863, Mary E. Gurwell, and had : 

1. • Ada M., b. Nov. 15, 1864. 

2. • George, b. Sept. 27, 1866. 

2. 'Sarah J., b. July 23, 1842, d. July 26, 

1842. 

3. 'William S., b. Apl. 26, 1845, "^- J^^^ i^» 

1866, Elizabeth Long, and had : 

1. • Marion E., b. May 30, 1867. 

2. • Albert O., b. Nov. 24, 1869. 

4. 'Nettie J., b. Feb. 21, 1850, m. Jan. i, 

1867, William Baldwin, and had : 
I. • Alice I., b. Dec. 30, 1867. 

5. ' Alice I., b. Jan. 16, 1857, d. Mch. 3, 1858. 

6. 'John W., b. Dec. 8, 1859. 

7. 'Frank U., b. July 19, 1863. 

9. * Cyrus, b. , 182 1, d. , 1834. 



Genealogy. 45 1 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

'William — * John (i) — • Samuel — * Peter (i)— 'Peter (2). 

10. ' Mary, b. Mch. 10, 1823, d. Sept. 15, 1823. 

11. ^Zacheus, b. Jan. 16, 1826, m. May 2, 1848, d. 

May 19, 1865 ; he married Elizabeth , 

b. Oct. II, 1831, removed to Michigan, and 
had : 

1. 'Charles, b. Mch. 10, 1849, d. Mch. 25, 

1864. 

2. 'Andrew, b. Oct. 15, 1850, m. Nov. ai, 

1875, Mary Benket. 

3. 'Sarah A., b. Dec. 25, 1852, m. Aug. 5^ 

1866, d. June II, 1870; she married 
Francis Shinn, and had : 

1. 'Carrie V., b. Dec. 14, 1867. 

2. ' Elizabeth, b. Oct. 2, 1869. 

4. 'Harmon, b. Dec. 18, 1854. 

5. 'Levi D., b. Apl. 8, 1861, d. Oct. 15, 1862. 

6. 'William, b. Aug. 17, 1864. 

12. ' Angeline, b. , 1827, m. Collins, re* 

moved to Mich. 

13. ' Newberry, b. Mch. 12, 1830. 

3. • Cyrus, b. Jan. 2, 1784, d. Sept. 27, 1784. 

4. 'Deborah, b. Apl. 28, 1785, d. July 5, 1811. 

5. 'Anna, b. Aug. 17, 1787, m. Sept. 11, 1816, d. Sept 

19, 187 1 ; she married Jonas HowCy b. Apl. 24^ 
1787^ d. Feb. 23, 1867 (see p. 415), and had : 

1. 'Deborah, b. Sept. 5, 1817, m. Nov. 12, 1845, 

Mark Meady b. Aug. 14, 1817, d. Dec. 25^ 
1896, and had no children (see p. 250). 

2. 'Allen, b. June lo, 1819, m. Eliza A, Lyon. 

3. 'Isaac, b. July 27, 1822, m. Hannah R. Finch ; 

he d. Dec. 27, i860. 

4. 'Lewis, b. Aug. 6, 1827, m. Nov. 3, 1852, d. 

July 3, 1857 ; he married Mary Z., dau. of 
Joseph Brush (see p. 266), b. Dec. 17, 1831. 

6. 'Cyrus, b. Aug. 11, 1789, m. Nov. 22, 1814, d. > 

1852 ; he married Elitabeih^ dau. of Jonathan 
Close (see p. 291), b. Mch. , 1793, <^* Oct. 29^ 
1878, removed to Ohio. 



452 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
• William — 'John (i) —  Samuel — * Peter (i) — ' Peter (2). 

7. 'Lucknor, b. May 17, 1793, m. Feb. 14, 1814, d. 

Jan. 6, 1846 ; he married Sophia Fletcher, b. Oct. 

4, 1794, d. Apl. 24, 1852, and had : 

I. * Deborah, b. Sept. 23, 1815, d. Mch. 29, 1817. 

2.* Benjamin C, b. June 4, 1817, ^' June 30, 
1837, d. Sept. 4, 1879 ; he married Afary E.^ 
dau. of Ralph Ritch (see p. 200), b. May 15, 
1820, d. Jan. 6, 1901, and had : 

1. 'Louisa W., b. Sept. 18, 1840, m. Mch. 15, 

1865, Chas. F. McKenney, b. Dec. , 

1824, and had : 

I. 'Benjamin C, b. Jan. 18, 1869, m. 

June 29, 1892, Marion C. Wicks ; he 

d. in 1900. 

2. ' Mary E., b. July 2, 1844, m. Oct. 20, 1868, 

James W. Burtis, b. Nov. ii, 1842, and 
had : 

1. • Robert W., b. Sept. 24, 1870, m. July 

4, 1892, Bertha Darby. 

2. • Joseph R., b. Oct. 30, 1872, d. young. 

3. • Mary E., b. Sept 17, 1876. 

4. • Ritch C, b. Sept. 18, 1879, d. young. 

3. • Clemence S., b. Nov. 11, 1846. 

4. ' Benjamin P. (Hon.), b. Sept. 23, 1848, m. 

Oct. 17, 1878, Florence Heath, b. , 

1857, and had : 

I. ' Royal, d. in infancy. 

2. ' Benjamin H., b. Mch. 28, 1883. 

3. • Harold H., b. Nov. 25, 1884. 

4. • Stanley P., b. , 1890. 

5. • Florence L.» b. Dec. 26, 1893. 

5. • Isadorah F., b. Aug. 22, 1850, m. Nov. 15, 

1876, Frederick W. Emerson, b. Aug. 8, 
1849, and had : 

1. • Adele LeC, b. Oct. 20, 1878. 

2. 'Isadorah F., b. Mch. 4, 1883. 

3. 'Florence R., b. Nov. 15, 1886, d. 
young. 



Genealogy. 453 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 
* William —  John (i) — * Samuel — * Peter (i) — * Peter (2). 

6. 'Josephine J., b. Sept. 21, 1853, m. Nov. 

17, 1880, Walter R. Park, b. July 20, 
1851, and had: 

1. • May E., b. Nov. 14, 1884. 

2. 'Archie M., b. Apl. 25, 1887, d. young. 

3. 'Walter S., b. Sept. 21, 1894, d. young. 

7. • Robert W., b. May 26, 1856, m. Dec. 26, 

1882, S. Aaronetta Husted, b. Jan. , 
1861, and had : 

1. 'Sarah H., b. Oct. 14, 1887. 

2. 'Nettie R., b. Jan. 28, 1894. 

8. 'James R. (Hon.), b. Aug, 28, i860, m. 

Nov. 14, 1888, Elizabeth M. Stone, b. 
Feb. 4, 1861, and had : 
I. 'James R., b. July i, 1894, d. young. 
3. 'Robert P., b. June 30, 1824, unm., d. Dec. 29, 
1884. 
8. • Sanford, b. Dec. 20, 1803, m. Feb. 25, 1833, d. May 
14, 1873 > ^c married Cynthia E. Husted, b. Nov. 
13, 1812, and had : 

1. * Alexander, b. May 27, 1835, m. Oct. 22, 

1861, Matilda H. Griggs, b. Sept. 18, 1839, 
and had : 

1. 'Lida G., b. May 21, 1866, d. May 16, 

1870. 

2. 'Minnie S., b. Feb. 9, 1869, d. May 21, 

1870. 

3. "Henry S., b. Dec. 2, 1871. 

4. • Tillie A., b. Feb. i, 1874. 

5. ' John G., b. Dec. 25, 1878, d. Apl. i, 

1879. 

6. ' Jessie F., b. July 5, 1881, d. Aug. 2, 

1883. 

2. ' Hannah M., b. May 13, 1837. 

3. ' Henry H., loth Regt., C. V., b. Oct. 24, 1840, 

d. Apl. 20, 1862, in the Civil War. 

4. ' Peter C, b. Oct. 22, 1843, d. May 14, 1845. 



454 The Mead Family. 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH. 

Greenwich, Conn. 

* William — * John (i) — • Samuel — * Peter (i). 

5. ^Maiy E., b. Dec. 10, 1846, m. Aug. 12, 1869, 
Benj. F. Trumpy, and had : 

1. 'Grace, b. May 19, 1870, d. Oct. 18, 1870. 

2. • Adele, b. May 19, 1870, d. Oct. 18, 1870. 

3. 'Benjamin F., b. Aug. 17, 1872. 

4. ' Sanford M., b. June 26, 1874. 

5. 'Ann, b. May 12, 1757, m. , d. ; she married 

Nathaniel Hebbard, and had : 

1. 'Ruth, b. Feb. 14, 1786, m. June 22, 1809, d. Jan. , 

1823 ; she married Obadiah Mead^ b. Mch. 10, 
1785, d. Feb. 20, 1878, and had (see p. 243). 

2. ' Hannah, b. , m. Jan. 2, 1809, d. Mch. 12, 1814, 

she married (Deacon) Jonas Mead^ b. Apl. 13, 
1784, d. Aug. 2, 187 1, and had (see p. 249). 

3. • Esther, b. 

4. • Polly, b. , m. Esbon Husted. 

6. 'Zacheus, b. Dec. 30, 1759, ™' J*"^* ^3> i7^^> ^- > 

he married Deborah^ dau. of Samuel Close (see p. 448) 

^- 9 ^759) ^Q<1 ^^<^ - 

1. 'Elise, b. Oct. 21, 1780, m. , 1796, d. ; she 

married Job Mead^ and had (see p. 445). 

2. 'Hannah, b. Apl. 18, 1783, m. Nov. 12, 1804, d. 

Apl. 25, 1873 ; she married Rev. Mark Mead^ b. 
Nov. 6, 1782, d. Aug. 8, 1864, and had (see 

p. 248). 

3. 'Samuel, b. Sept. 12, 1785, d. Nov. 21, 1785. 

7. 'Charity, b. July 29, 1763, m. , Absalom Holmes. 

8. 'Sarah, b. Aug. i, 1765, m. Mch. , 1785, d. Aug. 18, 

1836 ; she married Benjamin Close, b. Sept. 10, 1760, 
d. Oct. II, 1836, and had : 

1. • Henry M., b. Dec. 26, 1785, m. ist, Clarissa 

Knapp ; 2d, Mary Moe ; he d. Aug. 11, 1846. 

2. • Benjamin, b. Mch 11, 1788, m. Elizabeth Gale ; he 

d. Aug. 10, 1852. 

3. ' Deborah, b. Feb. 7, 1790, m. Silas S. Killenger ; she 

d. Dec. 21, 1816. 

4. • Samuel, b. Jan. 26, 1792, m. Deborah Lockwood ; 

he d. Mch. , 1841. 



Genealogy. 455 

THE JOHN LINE.— SAMUEL BRANCH 

Green wicHy Conn. 
' William — • John (i) — • Samuel. 

5. *Rhesa, b. Mch. 24, 1795, ™' » <^* ^^E- ^^f 

1847 ; he married Hannah^ dau. of Jonathan 
Mead (untraced) ; his father was Elijah, who had 
a brother Peter. 

6. 'William, b. June 21, 1797^ m. Esther Hollister. 

7. 'Hannah, b. Mch. 25, 1799, m. Francis Hollister; 

she d. Aug. i, 1827. 

8. ' Reuben H., b. Jan. 26, 1801, m., ist, Lydia M. 

Eastman 2d, Jane Fitch. 

9. * Sarah, b. Sept. 19, 1803, d. Nov. 10, 1804. 
10. • Mary A., b. Jan. 5, 1807. 

4. * Hannah, b. Nov. 29, 1702. 

5. * Deborah, b. July lo, 1704. 

6. * John, b. Feb. 11, 1706. 

7. * Elizabeth, b. Apl. 5, 1709. 

This finishes the Samuel Branch, so far as information could be 
obtained. 

REMAINING CHILDREN OF JOHN (i). 

10. ' Abigail, b. abt. 1675 ; no further record. 

11. * Mary, b. abt. 1678 ; no further record. 

This finishes the genealogy of the Horseneck (Greenwich) Con- 
necticut Mead family, so far as information could be obtained. 



INDEX. 



MEAD FAMILY INDBXBD UNDER CHRISTIAN NAMES. 



Aaron, 76 
Aaron B., 97 
Abel, 75 
Abi|;ail, 10, 19, 24 

Abijah, 75 

Abner, 76, 84 

Abner, Corporal, 76 

Abner, Sergeant, 76 

Abner B., 99 

Abraham, 76, 90 

Abraham, 3d, 75 

Abraham, Captain, 53, 74 

Abraham, Sergeant-Major, 74 

Abraham B., 90 

Absolom, 99 

Addington, John, 84 

Adolphus, 99 

Alan, 62, 81 

Alexandria, O., 34 

Allen, 90, 91, 99 

Almira, 91 

Alston, Anne, 6 

Alston, Rowland, 6 

Alvin, Corporal, 98 

Amasa, 90 

Amenia, N. Y., 17, 26 

Amos, 30, 76 

Amos, Dr., 49, 51. 54-56, 59. 68, 81, 

86, 100 
Amy, 91 
Amzi, 99 

Anderson, Major, 96 
Andrew, 10, 27, 30, 66, 68 
Andrew, Captain, 67 
Andrew, Ensign, 74 
Andrew, Sergeant, 75 
Andrew J., Seigeant, 98 
Anna, 60, 61, 63, 64 
Annapolis, Md., 100 
Anne, of England, 3, 4 
Anson, 91 
Appleton, O., 34 



Applington, Bealah, 29 

Appomattox, Va., 112, 113 

Arkesden, Eng. , 2 

Arnold, Genend Benedict, 77, 85 

Aron, 76 

Artemns, 90 

Arthur J., Lieutenant, 98 

Asa C, 99 

Asael, 99 

Asahel, 35, 36 

Asel, 59 

Augustus, Quartermaster-Sergeant, 89 

Augustus W., Lieutenant, 98 

Austin, 99 

Austin Friars, Eng., 5 

Azor, Sergeant, 74 

B 

Baker, David, 64 

Ballston, N. Y., 26 

Barber, J. W., 69 

Bamum, Nathaniel, 56 

Bates, James, 7 

Bates, Johanna, 7 

Bates, Richard, 7 

Beauregard, General, 106 

Beckman, 90 

Bedford, N. Y., 21, 85 

Belcher, Dr. Elisha, 116 

Belcher, Lydia, 116 

Bell, Jonathan, 22, 24 

Bendish family, Eng., 2 

Benjamin, 10, 17, 19, 21, 24, 75, 76, 86, 

121 
Benjamin, Ensign, 53 
Benjamin, Jr., 56 
Benjamin, Jr., Lieutenant, 53 
Benjamin (i), 54, 121 
Benjamin (2), 55, 60, 121 
Benjamin (3), 60 
Benjamin L., 97 
Bennington County, Vt., 34 
Bennington, Vt., 33, 77 



457 



458 



Index. 



Bergen Heights, N. J., 59 

Bermuda Hundred, Va., 106, 112 

Betsey, 35 

Betts, Hon. Thaddeus, 116 

Bille, 76 

Birney, General, 109 

BUsell, Rev. S. B. S.. 116 

Blackman, Mr., 80 

Bond. Ensign Lewis, 39 

Boston, Mass., 59, 77 

Bowers, John, ao 

Bradley, Colonel Philip B., 59 

Brograve, Bridget, a 

Brograve, John, 2 

Brooklyn, N. Y., 79, 1 21 

Brown, Mary, 10 

Brown, Samuel, 4 

Brozted, Eng., 3 

Bruce, Robert, 80 

Brush, Benjamin, 79 

Brush, Mary, 79 

Buckinghamshire, Eng., 5 

Buffalo, N. y., 39 

Bull, Captain, 39 

Bunker Hill, Mass., 76 

Bumside, General, loi 

Bush, 30, 87. 89 

Bush, David, 73, 80, 81 

Bush, Justus, 56 

Bush, Ruth, 56 

Bush, William, 56 

Bush, Dr. William, 82 

Butler, General B. F., 105 

Button, Mrs. Philander, 73 

Buxton, Clement, 2a 



Caleb, 28, 30 
Caleb, Captain, 74 
Caleb, Lieutenant, 48, 51, 53 
Caleb, Sergeant, 74 
Calvin, 75, 76 
Cambridgeshire, Eng., 4 
Camp, Adjutant, X04 
Canada, P. Q., 46, 48 
Canton, N. Y., 34 
Cary, 33 

Cemetery Hill, Va., iii 
Centre Rutland, Vt., 32 
C. Eugene, Corporal, 98 
Chamberlain, Richard, a 
Champion, Aristarchus, 116 
Chapel, Eng., 3 
Chapin*s Farm, Va., 109 
Charles, 75, 9a, 99 
Charles, of England, a 
Charles B., Corporal, 98 
Charles D. , Colonel, 98 
Charles E., Corporal, 98 



Charles I., 5 

Charles L., 97 

Charles, Sergeant, 98 

Charles W., Major, 115 

Charleston, S. C, 102, 104, iia 

Chamell, of England, 4 

Charity, 30 

Chenango County, N. Y., a6, a9, 30, 

Chester, N. Y., 30 

Chicago, Ills., 9a 

Clamp, Joan, a 

Clark, a7 

Clark, Hannah, a7 

Clark, Thomas C, 37 

Clifton J., Corporal, 115 

Clinton, 91 

Close, Elnathan, 67 

Close, Samuel, 56 

Close, Thomas, 56 

Coe, Robert, 9 

Coles Island, S. C, 104 

Colin, Ellen, 3 

Colin, Nicholas, 3 

Conneaut Lake, Pa., 38, 39 

Cornelius. Hon., 51 

Comwallis, Lord, 77 

Cos Cob. Conn., ai, 55, 73 

Crab, Richard, 14 

Crawford County, Pa., a6, 36, 37, 40, 

43.90 
Crishall, Eng., a, 3 

Cristhall Grange, Eng. , 3 

Croft, Ann, 4 

Croft, William, 4 

Crown Point, N. Y., 47-50, 59, 84 

Crutched Friars, Eng., 5 

Curtis, Ruth, 35 

Cushman, Hon. John P., 116 

Cussewago Creek, Pa., 36, 38, 39 

Cussewago Island, Pa., 37 

Cyrus, 99 

Cyrus H., 98 

Cyrus P., 119 



D 



Dagworths, Eng., a 

Damarius, 84 

Danbury, Conn., 56, 77, 83, 85 

Daniel, lo, la, 17. 31. 41, 51. 76, 99 

Daniel A. , 90 

Daniel, Fifer, 75 

Daniel, Jr., 99 

Daniel M., Major, 97, 99 

Darby Road, Va., 110 

Darbytown Road, Va., 113 

Darius. 35-37, 39i 90 

Darius, Dr., 116 

Darwin, Wagoner, 98 



Index. 



459 



Davenport, Major John, 83 

David, 7, 10. 19. 21, 24, 56, 75» 76 

David, Drummer, 75 

David. General, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 90 

David P., 90 

David W., Lieutenant, 97 

Davis, Captain P. A., 108 

Deep Bottom, Va., 107, 112 

Deep Gully, Va., 108, 112 

Deep Run, Va., 112 

De Mille, Rev. J. H. Hobart, 80 

Denton, Humphrey, 68 

Denver, Colo., 51 

de Prato, Henry, I 

de Prato, Matilda, i 

de Prato, Peter, i 

de Prato, Reginald, i 

de Prato, Richard, i 

de Prato, Robert, i 

de Prato, Roger, i 

de Prato, Stephen, i 

de Prato, Walter, i 

de Prato, William, I 

Derby, Conn., 100 

Detroit, Mich., 38, 43 

Dinwiddie, Va., 1 11 

Dobbins, Captain Daniel, 43 

Dorcas, 84 

Dorothy, of England, 4 

Drake, Colonel Albert W., loi 

Drewry's Bluff, Va., 105, 112 

Dryas, H., 99 

Dubose, Hon. William, 116 

Dumpling Pond, Conn., 15 

Duncan, 76 

Dupry, Hugh, 42 

Dutchess County, N. Y., 17, 26, 30, 32, 

50, 51, 90, 91 
Dutton Hill, Eng., 3 
Dwight, 99 



E 



Eben, 90 

Ebenezer, 10, 17-21, 23-26, 30, 75, 76 

Ebenezer, Colonel. 72, 74 

Ebenezer, General, 28, 53, 74, 91 

Ebenezer, Lieutenant, 53 

Ebenezer, Jr., Major, 28, 88, 89 

Ebenezer (i), 17, 54 

Ebenezer (2), 27, 53. 54 

Ebenezer (3), 28, 54 

Ebenezer (4), 28, 53, 74, 91 

Ebenezer (5), 91. 

Eber, 90 

Edisto Inlet, S. C, 102 

Edmund, 76 

Edmund, Corporal, 75 

Edmund, Sergeant, 89 

Edmund W., 90 



Edward, 76, 90, 97 

Edward, of England, 3 

Edward A., 97, 115 

Edward C, 99 

Edward H., 115 

Edward N., 97 

Edwin, 121 

Edwin F., 99 

Eells, Anna, 81 

Eells, John, 63 

Egbert H., Sergeant, 98 

Eli, 36, 76 

Elias, 75. 90 

Elias A., Lieutenant, 98 

Elias S., 29 

Elijah, 75 

Eliphalet, 49, 55, 91, 97 

Elisha, 10, 12, 18, 89 

Eliza, 91 

Elizabeth, 17, 20 

Elizabeth, of England, 3, 4 

Elizabeth Neck, Conn., 14, 16, 22 

Elkanah, 75 

Ella T., 29 

Elmdon, Eng., 2, 3 

Elmdonbury Hall, Eng., 2 

Elnathan, Corporal, 98 

Elrington, Edward. 3 

Elrington, Humphrey, 3 

Ely, 75 
Eneck. 75 
Enoch. 28, 75 
Enoch, Adjutant, 75 
Enos, 90 
Enos, Major, 89 
Epenetus, 75 

Erie, Pa., 38,43,44,45 
Esben, 75 

Essex County, Eng., i, 2 
Esther, of England, 4 
Ethan, 76 
Experience, 7 
Ezbun, Corporal, 89 
Ezekiel, 90 
Ezekiel, Corporal, 75 
Ezekiel, Sergeant, 89 
Ezra, 32, 33, 76 
Ezra, Ensign, 89 
Ezra L., 98 



Fairfield, Conn., 12, 23, 56 
Feaks, Elizabeth, 8 
Feaks, Robert, 8, 9 
Ferris, James, 22, 55 
Ferris, James, Jr., 55 
Ferris, Jeffere, 14 
Ferry, General O. S., 102 
Ferry Point, N. Y., 67 



460 



Index. 



Field Point, Conn., 87 

Finchingfield, Eng., 3 

Finney, Janet, 40, 41 

Finney, Robert, 40 

Fiske, Jonathan, 55 

Fitch, William, 3 

Fletcher, Corporal, 98 

Florence, Italy, 5 

Floyer, Matthew, 4 

Floyer, Susannah, 4 

Flushing, L. I., 63 

Flying Cloud, 37 

Folly Island, S. C, 104 

Fort Bradley, Va., ill 

Fort Dearborn, Ills., 92 

Fort Edward, N. Y., 48, 52 

Fort Franklin, Pa., 37-39 

Fort Grege. Va., in, 113 

Fort Harrison, Va., 109, 113 

Fort Lee, N. t., 59 

Fort Sumter, S. C, 96 

Fort Ticonderoga, N. Y., 47 

Fort Wagner, S. C, 104 

Fort Washington, N. Y., 59, 77 

Foster, General J. G., 100, 102 

Francis D., 97 

Frank, 115 

Frank, Corporal, 98 

Frank C, 99 

Frank R., 115 

Franklin, N. Y., 64 

Franklin, 94, 98 

Franklin S., 98 

Frederick, 97 

Frederick A., 99 

Frederick £., X15 

French Creek, Pa., 36, 39-41 

French, General, loi 

Frost, Abraham, 12 

Fuzzeirs Mills, Va., 108, 112 



Gabriel, 7 

Gabriel S., Major, 79 

Gardner C, 98 

George, 90, 98, 99 

George, King, 78 

George, of England, 2-4 

George II., 6 

George A., 98, 115. 

George A., Sergeant, 97 

George C, Sergeant, 98 

George D., Musician, 98 

George E., 98 

George H., 99 

George U., Lieutenant, 98 

George W., Regimental Quartermaster, 

98 
George W., 99, 115 
Gerhardt's Plantation, Va., no 



Germantown, Pa., 85 

Gershom, 48-51 

Gibbons, General, in 

Gideon, 56, 59, 99 

Gilbert, 76 

Gill, WiUiam, 40 

Gillchrist, Captain William, 51 

Gillmore, General, 105 

Glascock, Jane, 3 

Glascock, John, 3 

Gloucester Point, Va., 104 

Goldsboro, N. C, loi, 102, 112 

Goodman, 7 

Goodyear, Colonel E. D. S., in 

Gould, Mr., 12 

Grant, General U. S., in 

Granville, O. . 33, 34 

Great Easton, Ene., 3 

Greeley, Colonel £. S., 104, 106, no 

Green Bay, Wis., 92 

Green, General, 59 

Green, James, 47 

Gregg, 38 

Greenwich, Conn., 7, 10, 12, 16, 17, 
19, 20, 23, 25-32, 46-53, 55, 56, 58, 
59, 67-69, 78, 80, 85, 87, 90. 99. Iic6 

Greenwich Point, Conn., 8, 25, 87, 88 

Grigg. Captain John, 82 

Grimke, Thomas S., LL.D., 116 

Guernsey, Sarah, 30 

H 

Haight, Miriam, 91 

Half Town, 37 

Halsey, Corporal, 75 

Hamilton, N. C, loi 

Hanford, 97 

Hanford, Levi, 63 

Hanford, Mary, 81 

Hanford, Captain Samuel, 48, 84 

Hanford, William B., 64 

Hannah, 10, 19, 24, 84, 91 

Hardey, Richard, 12, 16 

Hardey, Ruth, 16 

Hardy, Commodore, 87, 91 

Harlem Heights, N. Y., 77, 79 

Harmer, General, 39 

Harrison, General, 44 

Harry, Assistant-Surgeon, 115 

Harry A., Musician, 115 

Hart. Colonel Jonathan, 48, 51, 52 

Hartford, Conn., 47, 100, 112 

Harvey, 90 

Haslingfield, Eng., 4 

Hatcher's Run, Va., in, 113 

Havana, Cuba, 50, 114 

Helen. 89 

Hempstead, L. I., n, 12, 14 

Henary, 75 

Henham, Eng., 3 



Index. 



461 



Henry VI.. 3 
Henrr, of England, 3, 4 
Henry H.. 97. 9<) 
Hear/ T., AdjuUnl. gS 
HeniyW.,99 
Hertford, Eng . i 
Herttordahire, Eng., 3 
Heu!iied, Angell, 9. 14 
Heusted. Angell, Jr., ao, 
Heusled, Robert A., 9 
Hewitt, Eliubeth, 4 
Hewitt, William, 4 
HeiekUh, CaptaiD, 75 
Hibbard, 97 



I, Ensign, f . 
Hitchcock. Captain Amos, jo 
Hobby, Elizabeth. Si 
Hobby, Captain Thomas, 47-50, 91 
Holland. ; 

Hollej', Edward P., 73 
Holmes. Captain James, 50 
Holmes, Mercy, S4 
Horseneck, Conn., itt Greenwich 



Hos 



. 36 



■. Peter. 83 
Howe, Captain Isaac, 99 
Hubbell, Captain Samuel, 49 
Hubbell, Lieutenant. 85 
Hudson. N. Y.. 35. qo 
Hnntei, Colonel, 43 
Huntingdon, Eng., 1 
Huntington. L. L. 63 
HuntinKtoD, N. I., 59 
Hosted. William A.. 73 
Hyde. Dr. Fred, 60 
I 
Isaac, 75.76, 90 
Isaac. Jr., 90 
Isaac. Captain Isaac, 49 
Isaac L., 72, 7^. 97 
Isaac N., Corporal, q3. 
Isaiah, 36 
Isaub, Sergeant, 75 
Ismael. 76 

Israel, 7. *&. ^9. 75. 7^, 9' 
Israel, Corporal, 89 
Israel, Jr.. 76 

J 

!abei, 54, 56, 74, S9, 91 
abei, jr., 55 
acluon, Ernest, 133 
acob, 34, 75. 99 
acob. Corporal, 76, 89 



acob, Enaign, 75 

acob, Fifer, 76 

ames. 30, 33, 48, 55, 56, 75, 76, 84, 
89, 90, 99 

ames. Colonel, 33, 33, 76, 84 

ames. Ensign, 46, 4S 

amei. Lieutenant, 49 

ames. of England, 4 

Btnes A., 99 

ames E., 98 

ames H., 90 

ames M., 99 

ames McF., 99 

«me»P.,99 

ames S., 99 
*. S., 99 

ames Island, S. C, 103 

ames River, Va., 105 
.atke, of England, 3 
\ ared, 68, 75 
'_ asper, 30 

asper, Lieatenanl, 74 

asper, R^iimeBtal Qnartermaater, 74 

ay, William, LL.D., tl& 

effeis. Captain, 41 

ehiel. Ensign, 75 

ehiel. Lieutenant, 74 

emima. 38, 56 

eremiah, 30, 56, 75. 7*. 84. 9". 99 

eremiah, jr., Ensign, 74 

eremiah C.. 99 

'eremiah O., 98 

erseyCity, N. J., 59 

espor, 75 

esse. 49. 50 

esse. Ensign. 74 

ewe H., Sergeant, 8g 

endethan, 90 

oan, of England, 3 

ob, E 
, ob. { 7S 

Ob, J 

ob(i 



ohaona', 7 
; ohn, lo-ia, 14, 16, 17. ao, aq. 35-37. 
50. 53. 54. 56. 75. 76. 90. 91. 99. 

ihn. Blacksmith, 98 

ihn. Colonel, 38 

>hn, Drum-Major. 63. 75 

>hn. King. I 

>hn, Lientenaat, 98 

ihn, of England, 3-4 

>hn{i), IO-I3, 14-17. 19. 90. 33, 35, 

a6. 30-39, 35. 54. 84. "9. •»» 

dm (3), 10, 13, t6, 17. 19. 30. 13. 36, 



462 



Index. 



John (3), Captain, 17. ao, 22, 30. 53. 

54 
John (4). General, 53-55, 61, 74. 77. 
78. 86. 91 

fohn (5), 62 

fohn, 3d, 62, 75, 80, 81 

fohn A., 98 

fohn 6., Colonel, 98 

fohn B. T., Adjutant, 98 

fohn D., 98 

fohn D., Mnsician, 97 

fohn F. , 99 

John F., Sergeant, 115 
John J., 115 
John M., Corporal, 97 
John P., go 

Johnson Place, Va., no 
Johnson Plantation, Va., 113 
John's Island, S. C, 103 
Jonah, 75 

Jonah, Sergeant, 75 
Jonas, 56 

Jonathan, 10, 17-21, 23. 26, 32, 35, 75. 
76, 84, 90, 119 

fonathan (i), 26, 29, 32, 35 

[onathan (2^, 26, 29, 35 

fonathan (3), 29 
Jonathan (4), 30 
Jones' Landing, Va., 107 
Joseph, 10-12, 16-20, 23, 24. 29, 35, 36, 

49. 54. 75. 76, 91. 99 
Joseph (I), 17, 29, 84, 91 

Joseph (2), 17, 26, 29. 91 

Joseph, Corporal, 48 

Joseph, Drummer, 75 

Joseph, Ensign, 48, 49 

Joseph E., 90, 91 

Joseph N., Lieutenant, 98 

Joseph W., 99 
oshua, 26, 48, 50, 99, 116 
Joshua, Sergeant, 75 
Josiah, 50, 55, 56, 75, 76 
Josiah, Sergeant, 89 
Jotham, 90 
Jothem, 75 
Judson, Corporal, 98 
Julia, 91 
Julia C, 121 

K 

Katharine, of England, 2 
Keeler, Captain Samuel, 59 
Kent County, Eng., 7 
King, 76 
King, Mercy, 26 
Kinston, N. C, loi, II2 
Knapp, Rachel, 116 
Knapp, Timothy, 65 



Lafayette, 99 

Lafayette, General Marquis, 69 

Lake George, N. V., 47 

Lake Waccabuc, N. Y., 28. 30 

Laurel Hill Church, Va., 113 

Law, Jonathan, 52 

Law, Richard, 11 

Lawrence, 99 

Leander, Sergeant, 89 

Lee, General, 97 

^ggctt, Colonel Robert, loi, 104 

Leicester County, Eng., 4 

Lemuel D., 99 

Levi, 75, 76, 90 

Lewis, 51, 90 

Lewis, Beale, 84 

Lewis, Commodore, 88 

Lewis, Isaac, D.D., 116 

Lewis M.. 99 

Lewisboro, N. Y., 27 

Lexington, Mass., 76 

Leyden, Netherlands, 5 

Libbeus, Corporal, 75 

Libbeus, Sergeant. 75 

Licking County, O., 34 

Lincoln, Hon. Abraham, 96 

Lock wood, 75 

Lockwood, Elizabeth, 78 

Lockwood, Gershom, 22 

London, Eng., 2, 3 

Long Island, N. Y., 77, 79 

Louis, 76 

Louisa S., 99 

Lucius H., 99 

Luke, 89 

Lydd, Ei^., 7 

Lydia, 7 

Lyman, 99 



M 



McCIellan, General, 97 
McFarland, James E., 37 
McHenry County, Ills., 92 
McNeil, Captain Archibald, 48, 49 
Mackinaw, Mich., 43 
Maher, John, 72 
Mallett, Colonel, lot 
Mamaroneck, N. Y., 68 
Manchester, Conn., 102 
Manchester, Vt., 34 
Marearet, of England, 2, 3 
Mana, 41 
Marilda, 91 

Marlborough Church, Eng., 4 
Mark, Rev., 72 
Marsel, 76 
Marshall, 76 



Index. 



463 



Marshall, John, 56 

Marshall, John, Jr., 56 

Marshe, Ruth, 6 

Marshel, 76 

Martha, 10, 11 

Martial, 76 

Martin, 27, 89, 90, 99, 119 

Mary, 10, 12, 19, 24, 60. 62, 63 

Matching, £ng., 3 

Mather, Abel, 81 

Matthew, 48, 56, 75 

Matthew, of England, 2 

Matthew. Captain, 53, 54, 74, 80 

Matthew, Colonel, 48, 50, 56, 74, 77, 

84, 86 
Matthew, Ensign, 50 
Matthew, Quartermaster, 48 
Matthew, Rev., of England, 4 
Mead Township, Pa., 39 
Mead's Mills, Vt., 32 
Mead's Point, Conn., 87 
Meadville, Pa., 10, 35, 36, 40, 41 
Mehetable, 80, 81 
Mercer County, Pa., 37, 39 
Mercy, 26, 33, 84 
Merritt, Abraham, 81 
Merritt, Shnbel, 58 
Messenger, Andrew, 9 
Mianus, Conn., 58 
Mianus River, Conn., 15 
Michael, Captain, 89 
Mifflin, Hon. Thomas, 42 
Mills, Amos, 82 
Montreal, Canada, 49 
Morris D., 98 

Morris Island, S. C, 102, 104 
Moses, 76 
Mott, Adam, 15 
Mounteneys, Eng., 2 
Mount Vernon, N. Y., 68 
Munrow, Amos, 55 



N 



Nancy, 91 

Nansemond County, Va., 10 

Naples, Italy, 5 

Napoleon, 99 

Nathan, 17, 20, 26, 32, 75, 76 

Nathaniel, 10, 18, 19, 2Z, 22, 24, 30, 55, 

56, 76, 83, 90, 99 
Nathaniel, 3d, 75 
Nathaniel, Lieutenant, 75 
Nathaniel, Sergeant, 74 
Nehemiah, 26, 53, 55. 76 
Nehemiah, Lieutenant, 54 
Nelson H.. 99 
Nemiah, Jr., 75 
Nemiah, Sergeant, 74 
Nesbit, John, 5 



Netus. 75 

Neuse River, N. C, loi 

Nevill, Colonel, 39 

Newbern, N. C, loi, I02, 112 

New Canaan, Conn., 61, 63 

New Haven, Conn., 104 

Newmarket Heights, Va., 109, 113 

New London, Conn., 77 

New Orleans, La., 88 

New Purchase, N. Y., 85 

New Rochelle, N. Y., 71 

New York, N. Y., 63, 66, 68, 77, 79, 

no, 122 
Nicholas, 94 
Nine Partners, N. Y., 26, 30, 32, 90, 

Noah, 76 

Norman, 99 

Normandy, France, i 

North Greenwich, Conn., 60, 78, 80 

Northumberland County, Pa., 26, 35- 

37.90 
Nortofts, Eng., 3, 4 

Norwalk, Conn., 47-50, 54-56, 84, 116 



Obadiah, 60 

Obadiah, Sergeant, 89 

Obediah, 75 

Ogden, Captain Jonathan, 50 

Old Greenwich, see Sound Beach 

Oliver, Fifer, 75 

Orison, Captain, 89 

OrrinW.. 115 

Oscar, 99 

Oswegatchie, N. Y., 49 

Otis, General John L., 100, 102 

Otter Creek, Vt., 32, 33 

Oxfordshire, Eng., 4 



Padua, Italy, 5 

Palo Alto, Tex,, 94 

Pardee, Colonel, 10 1 

Paris, France, 115 

Paschel, 76 

Patience, 7 

Patrick, Captain Daniel, 8, 9 

Peck, Abraham, 83 

Peck, Rev. Jeremiah, 16 

Peck, Jonathan, 80, 83 

Peck, Jonathan R., 83 

Peck, MeheUbel, 80 

Perry, Commodore O. H. , 43-45 

Peter, 54, 55, 66, 86, 90 

Peter, Sergeant, 74 

Peter C, 99 

Petersburg, Va., ii, 108, 113 



464 



Index. 



Pettibone, Colonel Ira W., loi 

Petty, CharnelJ, 4 

Petty, Elizabeth, 4 

Phebe, 60 

Philadelphia, Pa., 116 

Philip, 76, 90 

Philip, Corporal, 76 

Philip, of England, 4 

Pittsbureh. Pa., 40 

Pittsford. Vt., 33 

Plaisted, General, 105, no 

PUtt, 59 

Plymouth, N. C, loi 

Port Walthai Junction, Va., 105 

Potter, Anna, 30 

Potter, Hannah, 10, 15 

Potter, William, 15, 22 

Ponghkeepsie, N. Y., 99 

Proctor, General, 44 

Putnam. General Israel, 18, 69 

Put's Hill. Conn., 78 

Pytches, William, 3 



Quaker Ridge, Conn., 60 
Quebec, Canada, 76, 85 



Rachel, 30, 55 

Ralph, 90 

Ralph S., 98 

Ransom H., 99 

Rawle's Mills, N. C, loi 

R»y. , 38 

Rebecca, 26 

Redding, Conn., 54, 55« 71 

Reginald, of England, 2 

Reuben, 19. 75 

Reynolds, Gideon, 56 

Rheumah, 91 

Richard, 10, 12, 27, 31, 68, 69, 75, 76, 

84, 100 
Richard, Dr., of England, 5, 13 
Richard K., 11 
Richard K., Colonel, 10 
Richardson, John, ii 
Richmond, Va. , I07 
Ridgefield, Conn., 55, 63 
Roanoke Island, N. C, 100, loi, 112 
Robert, Earl of Sussex, 2 
Robert, of England, 2-4 
Robert P., 115 
Rogers, 89 
Rome, Italy, 5 
Rouen Castle, Normandy, 2 
Rowell, Eng., 3 
Royal, 98 
Rufus, 76 



Rufus, Jr., 98 

Rufus, Jr., Sergeant, 89 

Rufus N., 98 

Russell, Colonel Charles L., 100 

Ruth, 17, 30. 35 

Rutland, Vt., 32, 33 

Rye, N. Y., 58, 71 



Sag Harbor, L. I., 77 

St. Au^tine, Fla., 104, 112 

St. Clair, General, 39 

St. Helena Island, S. C, 102 

St. John, Hannah, 84 

St. Johns, Canada, 85 

St. Lawrence County, N. Y., 30, 34 

Salem, N. Y., 27 

Sally, 30 

Samantha, 84 

Samford, Elizabeth, 3 

Samford, Robert, 3 

Sampson, Judith, 33 

Samuel, 10, 18, 19, 22, 24, 30, 55, 89, 

Samuel, Fifer, 75 

Samuel, Lieutenant, 53 

Samuel, Jr., 90 

Samuel, of England, 5 

Sarah, 7', 30, 37, 56. 84, 9^ 

Saratoga, N. Y., 77 

Saratoga County, N. Y., 26 

Satterfield, Rev. Mr., 37 

Sawpits, N. Y., 71 

Scoful, Hannah, 24 

Seabrook Island, S. C, 103, 112 

Seaman, Hon., 51 

Seaman M., 115 

Selah, 76, 87, 89 

Sellick, Captain Jonathan, 55 

Sely, Sergeant, 75 

Seneca, 99 

Seth, 81, 99 

Seth, Captain, 89 

Seymour. Captain Seth, 63 

Shadrach, 30, 90 

Shadrach F., Corporal, 89 

ShaflFer, Colonel J. W., 107, 108 

Shenango Creek, Pa., 39 

Shippan Point, Conn., 15, 22 

Sidney, Captain, 98 

Sidney M., 99 

Silas, 76 

Silas, Jr., 75, 76 

Silas E., 98 

Simpson, Captain John, 43 

Singleton, Thomas, 5 

Slocum's Creek, N. C., loi 

Smith, 75, 76, 90, 98 

Smith, John, 3 



Index. 



465 



Sni£Feii, Mary A., 81 

Solomon, 28, 75, 90 

Solomon, Rev., 27, 28 

Solomon S., 60 

Somersetshire, £ng., 2 

Sound Beach, Conn., 9, 14, 16, 17, 25, 

88 
South Bainbridge, N. Y., 29 
South Norwalk, Conn., 63 
South Salem, N. Y., 27, 28 
Spicer, Mrs., 63 
Spring Hill, Va., 108 
Staffordshire, Eng., 4 
Stagg, Captain, 7 
Stamford, Conn., 8-12, 14, 22, 24, 52, 

55. 69, 71. 72 
Stanwich, Conn., 27, 82 

Stark, , 33 

States M., 90 

Stephen, 32, 33, 50, 54-56. 75. 76, 84, 

90. 99 
Stephen, Captain, 54 

Stephen, Corporal, 75 

Stephen, Lieutenant, 54 

Stepney, Eng., 5 

Stevens, Dr. Alexander H., 116 

Stevenson, Colonel T. G. , 102 

Stillman, Colonel, 85 

Strawberry Plains, Va., 108, 112 

Strong, Rev. Benjamin, 27 

Strong, Hannah, 27 

Studwell, Thomas, 14 

Sunbury, Pa., 36 

Sutherland Falls, Vt., 32, 33 

Sutherland, Hon. Jacob, 116 

Susannah, 55 

Sussex County, Eng., 2 

Swartout, Captain Jacobus, 51 

Sylvanus, 90 

Sylvanus, Captain, 49, 58, 60, 69, 74, 

88 
Sylvanus, Corporal, 49, 59 
Sylvester, 99 



Tameson, 84 

Tarboro, N. C, 10 1 

Taylor, Rev. Nathaniel W., 116 

Thadd, 99 

Thaddeus, 75, 76, 85, 121 

Thaddeus, ae. 76, 75 

Thaddeus, Captain, 49, 56 

Thaddeus, Commissary, 48 

Thaddeus, Lieutenant, 47, 48 

Theodosia, 27, 60 

Theophilus, 75 

Thespt., Fifer, 75 

Thomas, 75, 99 

Thomas, Jr., 2, 89 



Thomas, of England, 2, 3 

Thomas A., Colonel, 69, 99 

Thomas G., 99 

Thomas R., 92 

Thomas R., Captain, 97, 100 

Thompson, 91 

Thompson, Colonel, 30, 89, 90 

Throgjf's Neck, N. Y., 87, 91 

Ticonderoga, N. Y., 48, 49, 51, 59, 84 

Timothy, 3^-34. 76, 84, 119 

Timothy, Jr., 76 

Timothy (i), 32, 33, 119 

Timothy (2), 32, 34 

Timothy 3d, 76 

Titus, 30. 56. 65, 75 

Townsend, Cole, 81 

Treat, Sallomon, 22, 24 

Trenton, N. C, loi 

Trimble, James, 42 

Truman, 76 

Truman, Fifer, 76 

Trumbull, Chaplain, 104 

Tryon, Governor, 19, 70, 77, 85 

Turner, Captain, 8, 9 

Tyler, 90 

Tyler, Corporal, 89 

U 

Upton, Eng., 3 
Uriah, 75 

Uriah, Fife-Major, 75 
Uriah, Sergeant, 74 
Utrecht, Netherlands, 5 



Valley Forge, Pa., 85 

Van Denbergh, Captain Peter, 50 

Van Home, , 38 

Van Home, Ensign, 40 
Vincent, General, 45 
Volney, 99 

W 

Wakeman, Rev. Mr., 12 

Walker, General, 106 

Walter, 81 

Walter C, 51 

Walter F., 99 

Walter H., 90 

Walthal Junction, Va., 105, 112 

Walton, 99 

Walton, N. Y., 63, 64, 79 

Ward, Andrew, 9 

Ward, B., 98 

Wardour, Jane, 3 

Wardour, William, 3 

Warren, 99 



466 



Index. 



Warren Coanty, N. Y., 30 

Warren County, Pa., 37 

Washington, D. C, 43. 94, 95 

Washington, N. C, 100 

Washington, General George, 10, 66, 86 

Waterbury, Conn., 27 

Waterbury, Captain David, 48 

Waterbury, J no., ii 

Waterloo, Wis., 119 

Watson, N., 98 

Wayne Genenl, 39, 40 

Wendon Lofts, Eng., a 

Wendy, Dorothy, 4 

Wendy, Thomas, 4 

Westchester County, N. Y., 27, 28, 30, 

50. 51 
West Creek, Vt., 33 
West Point, N. Y., 85 
West Rutland, Vt., 32, 33 
Wethersfield, Conn., 8, 9 
Whaley, John, 3 
Whelpley, Betty, 56 
Whelpl^, Phebe, 84 
White, Captain Stephen, 39, 48, 51, 52 
Whitehall, N. C, 102, 112 
White Plains, N. Y., 77, 79 
Whiting, Frederic, 83 
Whitman, 59, 88 
Whitman S., Hon., 17 
Wier Bottom, Va., 106 
William, 7, 8, 10, ii. 14. 29, 33, 4a, 

75, 76, 84. 89-91, 99, 115, 119, 121 
William, of England, 3, 4 
William, Corporal, 89 
William, Rt. Rev., ix 
William, Surgeon, 75 
William A., 99 
William B., Sergeant, 89, 98 
William C, 90 
William H., 99, 115 
William R.„ 90 



William W., Captain, 98 

Williams, Richard, 9 

Williams, Robert, 15 

Williams, Sophia F.. 29 

Williamstown, N. C, loi 

Wamot, Edward, 6 

Wilson, Agnes, 35 

Wilson, Edward, 4 

Wilson, Elizabeth, 4 

Wilson, Janet, 35 

Wilson, John, 35 

Wilton, Conn., 54, 84 

Windsor, Conn., 8, loi 

Winsted, Conn., loi 

Wolcott, A., 98 

Wood, Jonah, 59 

Wood, Sybil, 59 

Wooster, Colonel David, 47^49 

Wooster, Captain Joseph, 46 

Wyllys, George, 52 

Wyoming County, Pa., 26, 35. 36 



Yorktown, Va., 77 



Zaccheus, 75 

Zachariah, 10, 12, 17, M« 24. *6, 76 

Zachariah, Sergeant, 97 

Zadee, 90 

Zadoc, 90 

Zadock, 90 

Zalmuna, 90 

Zalock, 76 

Zebibediah, 76 

Zebulon, 32, 33, 76, 119 

Zebulon, Jr., 76 

Zebulon, Lieutenant, 50 

Zelek, 76. 



INDEX TO INTERMARRIAGES. 

PAGE PACK 

135, Ruftts Northrop, m. Lucretia Mead untraced 

135, Samantha Northrop, m. James £. Mead 162 

153, Phylinda, m. Harmon Cole 163 

162, James E., m. Samantha Northrop 13S 

163, Betsy, m. Harmon Cole 153 

165, Hannah M., m. Augustus Ritch 201 

165, Sarah M., m. Floyd Mead 4191 

186, Alice, m. Peter Mead 449 

188, Frances I. Eells, m. Henry A. Mead 189 

189, Henry A., m. Frances I. Eells 18& 

193, Jasper, m. Sarah Mead 295 

193, Rachel, m. Abram Mead 438 

193, Bush, m. Hannah Mead. 440 

194, Sally, m. Israel Mead 439 

196, Charity B., m. William H. Mead 443 

197, Ellen, m. Charles Mead 198 

198, Charles, m. Ellen Mead 197 

200, Mary E. Ritch, ra. Benjamin C. Mead 452 

201, Thomas Ritch, m. Louisa S. Mead 263 

201, Augustus Ritch, m. Hannah M. Mead 165 

204, Cornelia A. Scofield, m. Oliver D. Mead 267 

204, Rebecca, m. Mead untraced 

208, Polly B. Marshall, widow of Hiram Ray, m. Matthew Mead 209 

209, Elizabeth, m. Henry Ferris 290 

209, Matthew, m. Polly B. Marshall, widow of Hiram Ray 208 

210, William H., m. Pamelia, dau. of Hiram Ray 208 

222, Ebenezer (4), m. Nancy Mead 405 

222, Ebenezer (5), m. Zetta S. Mead 267 

222, Hannah, m. Selah Mead 376 

224, Theodore H., m. Cornelia J. Mead 371 

225, Jabez, m. Laura, dau. of Stephen Davis 415 

225, Harriet R., m. Lyman Mead 261 

226, Jennie B. , m. William, son of Sylvester Lyon 446 

227, Hannah, m. Elkanah Mead 275 

227, Enoch, m. Jemima Mead 282 

229, George W., m. Sarah F. , dau. of John J. Studwell 274. 

230, Elizabeth Brandage, m. StaaU E. Mead. 39? 

231, Silas (i ), m. Mary Mead 4161 

231, Silas (2), m. Sarah Mead 256^ 

231, Silas H., m. Harriet Mead 407 

231, Rosy M. Savage, m. £. Lewellyn, son of Jas. L. Palmer 237 

232, Harriet A., m. B. Livingston Mead 244 

232, Aaron, m. Sarah Mead 408 

233, Lizetta, m. Sebah Mead 411 

236, Calvin, m. Deborah Mead 407 

236, Leander, m. Anna Mead 405 

236, Luther, m. Annis Mead 251 

467 



468 Index to Intermarriages 

rAGB PACK 

238, WiUiaiti E. , m. AdelU Mead 265 

238, May B. Roys, m. Thomas A. Mead 264 

239, Rutus, m. Anna, dan. of Stephen Waterbnry 407 

239, Lucinda C, m. Francis C, son of Francis LAne. 406 

240, Mary, m. Jonah Mead 278 

240, Jonas, m. Sarah, dan. of Captain Isaac Howe s 413 

240, Edmund, m. Theodosia Mead 389 

243, Sarah, m. Benjamin Mead 391 

343, Obadiah, m. ist, Ruth, dan. of Nathaniel Hebbard 454 

m. 2d, Alia, dau. of Darius Mead 405 

243, Benjamin, m. Hannah H. Mead 250 

S44, Brockholst L., m. Harriet A. Mead 232 

248, Solomon, m. Eunice Mead 433 

248, Mark (Rev.), m. Hannah Mead 454 

248, Jonas, m. Abigail Mead 261 

248, Isaac L. , m. Esther A. Mead 267 

249, Jonas, m. ist, Hannah, dau. of Nathaniel Hebbard 454 

m. 2d, Hannah, dau. of Jared Mead 270 

249, Charles, m. Rachel E., dau. of John Sackett 394 

249, Sarah A., m. Benjamin P. Brush 266 

250, Joseph Brush, m. Ella H., dau. of Edwin Lyon 446 

2SO, Whitman S., m. Sarah M., dau. of Ralph Sackett 259 

950, Mary E., m. Zophar Mead 265 

250, Hannah H. , m. Benjamin Mead 243 

250, Mark, m. Deborah, dau. of Jonas Howe 4Si 

251, Annis, m. Luther Mead 236 

^55* Deliverance, m. Abigail, dau. of Captain Isaac Howe 413 

255, Isaac Lyon, m. ist, Amelia, dau. of Zophar Mead 272 

m. 2d, Eliza W., dau. of Job Mead 446 

256, Sarah, m. Silas Mead 231 

256, Rachel, m. ist. Whitman Mead 393 

m. 2d, Richard Mead^ 262 

256, Hannah, m. Joshua Mead 374 

256, Robert, m. Prudence Mead 376 

256, Daniel M. (Major), m. Louisa S. Mead 263 

257, Sarah E., m. Seaman Mead 264 

257, Edward W., m. Mary E., dau. of Brush Knapp 430 

257, Huldah, m. Zophar Mead 272 

257, Ephraim, m. Azuba Mead 279 

258, Ephraim M. Merritt, m. Frances, dau. of Hiram Ray 208 

258, Huldah, m. Daniel S. Mead ' 267 

258, Jane, m. Elkanah Mead 276 

258, Isaac H., m. Mary E. Mead 394 

259, Thomas M., m. Williaminia E., dau. of Rev. Wm. T. Clapp 265 

S59, Amos H., m. Julia B., dau. of Chas. Barnes 268 

259, Elizabeth L., m. Augustus Mead 272 

259, Sarah M. Sackett, m. Whitman S. Mead 250 

260, Walter L. Sackett, m. Julia A. K. Mead 279 

261, Abigail, m. Jonas Mead 248 

261, Zenas M. Peck, m. Hannah, dau. of Aug. W. Husted ... 275 

d6i, Lvman, m. Harriet Mead 225 

262, Ida F., m. Silas D., son of Wm. M. Ritch 200 

362, Harriet J., m. ist, Hudson L., son of Thomas Ritch 201 

262, Richard, m. ist, Sarah, dau. of Nehemiah Mead. ... 414 

m. 2d, Rachel, dau. of Deliverance Mead 256 

and widow of Whitman Mead 393 

263, Louisa S., m. ist. Major Daniel M. Mead 256 

m. 2d, Thomas Ritch 201 



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264, Seamam, m. Sarah E. Mead 257 

264, Thomas A., m. May B. Roys 238 

264., Benj. M. Wright (Rev.), m. Emily J. Mead 379 

265, Adelia, m. Wm. E. Mead 238 

265, Zophar, m. Mary E. Mead 250 

265, Amos M. Brush, m. Sarah P. Mead 277 

266, Mary L. Brush, m. Lewis Howe 451 

266, Emily C. Brush* m. Henry W. Mead 378 

266, Benjamin P. Brush, m. Sarah A. Mead 249 

267, Zetta S., m. Ebenezer Mead (5) ; # 222 

267, Daniel S., m. Rachel Mead 377 

267, Daniel S., m. Huldah Mead 258 

267, Esther A., m. Isaac L. Mead 248 

267, Oliver D., m. Cornelia A. Scofield 204 

268, Elizabeth O. Close, m. 2d, David D. Mead 383 

270, George M., m. 2d, Janette M., dau. of Jared Finch 276 

270, Anna R., m. Nelson B. Mead 272 

270, Hannah, m. Jonas Mead 249 

271, Abraham (Captain), m. Keziah, dau. of Captain Isaac Howe 413 

272, Zophar, m. Huldah Mead 257 

272, Amelia, m. Isaac Lyon 255 

272, Isaac, ra. Clarinda Mead 416 

272, Augustus, m. 2d, Elizabeth L. Mead 259 

272, Nelson B., m. Anna R. Mead 270 

273, Augustus I. , m. Mary E. Mead 379 

273, Huldah, m. Epenetus Mead 381 

274, Rebecca, m. J oseph Studwell 281 

275, Deborah, m. Jehiel Mead 407 

275, Elkanah, m. Hannah Mead 227 

276, Elkanah, m. Jane Mead 258 

276, Janette M. Finch, m. George M. Mead 270 

277, Sarah P., m. Amos M. Brush 265 

278, Jonah, m. ist, Rachel, dau. of Peter Mead 449 

m. 3d, Mary, dau. of Silas Mead 240 

279, Electa, m. Manoah Mead 446 

279. Azuba, m. Ephraim Mead 257 

^79* Julia A. K., m. Walter L. Sackett 260 

281, Sally, m. Joseph Studwell 274 

282, Jemima, m. Enoch Mead 227 

290, Lydia A., m. Henry Ferris 209 

290, Irven S., m. Lucy, dau. of Peter Colgrove 278 

291, Elizabeth Close, m. Cyrus Mead 451 

291, Lucy M., m. Titus Mead 294 

292, Delia, m. Obadiah Mead 411 

292, Sophia, m. Philander Mead 433 

293, Waite, m. Hannah Chamberlain untraced 

294, Fanny H., m. Reuben H. Green 297 

294, Titus, m. Lucy M. Mead 291 

295, Sarah, m. Jasper Mead 193 

295, Augustus, m. Betsy Mead. 448 

296, Fletcher H., m. Martha E., dau. of Levi Mead untraced 

297, Reuben H. Green, m. Fanny H. Mead 294 

307, David M. Farrelly, m. Elizabeth Mead 308 

308, Elizabeth, m. David M. Farrelly 307 

324, Sarah A., m. Wm. W. Henderson 3^7 

32?, Wm. W. Henderson, m. Sarah A. Mead 324 

328, Nancy, m. Chauncey Mead 350 

328, Henry, m. Melinda, dau. of Martin Hopkins 355 



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FAGB PACB 

331, Chloe M. Howe, m. Zebalon M. Thomas 336 

336, Zebulon M. Thomas, m. Chloe M. Howe 331 

347, Ro3ral S. , m. Leonora Mead 363 

350, Chauncey, m. Nancy Mead 328 

354, Martha £. SUrk, m. Helon Mead 3^4 

355t Melinda Hopkins, m. Henry Mead 328 

257, Silas, m. 2d, Sally, widow of Peter Mead 366 

357, Mary Bosh, m. Michael E. Mead 365 

358, Huldah Gale, m. Lewis Mead untraced 

363, Leonora, m. Roval S. Mead 347 

364, Helon, m. Martha E., dan. of David Stark 354 

364, George F., m. Orpha, dau. of Henry M. Stark 354 

365, Michael £., m. Mary, dau. of Jerman Bush 357 

366, Sally, widow of Peter, m. Silas Mead 357 

370, Olford Lockwood, m. Betsy Mead 4 381 

371, Cornelia J., m. Theodore H. Mead 224 

374, David, m. Anna Mead 389 

374, Joshua, m. Hannah Mead 256 

375, Horace, m. Mary Mead 428 

375, Joshua, m. Mary Mead 449 

376, Selah. m. Hannah Mead 222 

376, Prudence, m. Robert Mead 256 

377, Rachel, m. Daniel S. Mead 267 

377, Polly, m. Isaac Mead 447 

378, Henry W., m. Emily C. Brush 266 

379, Mary E., m. Augustus I. Mead 273 

379, Emily J., m. Rev. Benj. M. Wright 264 

381, Epenetus, m. Huldah Mead 273 

381, Betsy, m. Olford Lockwood 370 

383, David B., m. Widow Rachel E. Close 268 

385, Daniel S., m. Martha Mead 431 

385, Eliza, m. Captain Blakeman 43' 

389, Anna, m. David Mead 374 

389, Theodosia, m. Edmund Mead 240 

389, Phebe, m. Jehiel Mead 4^7 

389, Clarrisa, m. Mead Sutherland 390 

390, Mead Sutherland, m. Clarissa Mead 389 

391, Benjamin, m. Sarah Mead 243 

393, Staats E. , m. Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph Brundage 230 

393« Whitman, m. Rachel Mead 256 

394, Rachel E. Sackett, m. Charles Mead 249 

394, Mary £. , m. Isaac H. Mead 258 

400, Asel, m. Anna Mead 414 

402, Abigail P., m. Dr. Thomas Lyon 403 

403, Phebe A. , m. Harvey Raymond 403 

403, Harvey Raymond, m. Phebe A. Mead 403 

403, Dr. Thomas Lyon, m. Abigail P. Mead 402 

405, Anna, m. Leander Mead 236 

405, Alia, m. Obadiah Mead 243 

405, Nancy, m. Ebenezer Mead 222 

407, Anna Waterbury, m. Rufus Mead 239 

407, Jehiel, m. Deborah Mead 275 

407, Deborah, m. Calvin Mead 236 

407. Jehiel, m. Phebe Mead 389 

407, Harriet, m. Silas H. Mead 231 

408, Sarah, m. Aaron Mead 232 

410, Martin, m. Abigail Mead untraced 

411, Sebah, m. Lizetta Mead 233 



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411, Obadiah, m. Delia Mead 292 

412, Orrison, m. Esther Mead untraced 

412, Edward B., m. Sarah K. Landon 413 

412, Cynthia, m. Matthew Mead. untraced 

413, Sarah K. Landon, m. Edward B. Mead 412 

413, Abigail Howe, m. Deliverance Mead 255 

413, Sarah Howe, m. Jonas Mead 240 

413, Keziah Howe, m. Captain Abraham Mead 271 

414, Isaac Howe, m. Lucy Mead 414 

414, Anna, m. Asel Mead 400 

414, Sarah, m. Richard Mead 262 

414, Lucy, m. Isaac Howe 414 

415, Jonas Howe, m. Anna Mead 451 

415, Laura Davis, m. Jabez Mead 225 

416, Laura, m. Zacheus Mead 445 

416, Clarinda, m, Isaac Mead 272 

416, Mary, m. Silas Mead 231 

416, Hannah, m. Peter Mead 449 

419, Floyd, m. Sarah Mead 165 

.422, Israel, m. Susan Mead 428 

428, Susan, m. Israel Mead 422 

428, Mary, m. Horace Mead 375 

430, M. Ella, dau. of Brush Knapp, m. ist, Edward W. Mead 257 

431, Martha, m. Daniel S. Mead 385 

432, Lavinia, m. Captain Blakeman 385 

433, Eunice, m. ist, Solomon Mead 248 

433, Philander, m. Sophia Mead 292 

438, Abram, m. Rachel Mead 193 

439, Israel, m. Sally Mead 194 

440, Hannah, m. Brush Mead 193 

443, William H., m. Charity B. Mead 196 

445, Job, m. Elsie Mead 454 

445, Zacheus, m. Laura Mead 416 

446, Eliza W., m. Isaac Lyon 255 

446, Edwin Lyon, m. Mary A. Seaman 394 

446, Manoah, m. Electa Mead 279 

447, M. Mead Livingston, m. Adelaide C. Mead 447 

447, Isaac, m. Polly Mead 377 

447, Adelaide C, m. M. Mead Livingston 447 

448, Betsy, m. Augustus Mead 295 

448, Hannah Close, m. Peter Mead 449 

448. Deborah Close, m. Zacheus Mead 454 

449, Peter, m. Hannah Mead 416 

449, Rachel, m. Jonah Mead 278 

449, Peter, m. Hannah Close 448 

449, Mary, m. Joshua Mead 375 

449, Peter, m. Alice Mead 186 

451, Anna, m. Jonas Howe 415 

451, Deborah Howe, m. Mark Mead 250 

451, Lewis Howe, m. Mary L. Brush 266 

451, Cyrus, m. Elizabeth Close 291 

452, Benjamin C, m. Mary E. Ritch. 200 

4S4, Ruth Hebbard, m. Obadiah Mead 243 

454, Hannah Hebbard, m. Deacon Jonas Mead 249 

454, Zacheus, m. Deborah Close 448 

454, Elsie, m. Job Mead. 445 

454, Hannah, m. Rev. Mark Mead 248 

455, Rhesa Close, m. Hannah, dau. of Jonathan Mead untraced 



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